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23 percent of people in four cities have high blood pressure, 14 percent more at risk: Study

23 percent of people in four cities have high blood pressure, 14 percent more at risk: Study
23 percent of people in four cities have high blood pressure, 14 percent more at risk: Study

23 percent of the residents of the four city corporation areas of the country suffer from high blood pressure. These four cities are Narayanganj, Comilla, Mymensingh and Rangpur. Another 14 percent of people in these cities are at risk of high blood pressure.

Such information has emerged in a joint initiative of Save the Children in Bangladesh and South Asia Finch Epidemiology and Technology Network (SAFENET) Bangladesh.

Save the Children in Bangladesh announced the results of this study titled ‘Risk of high blood pressure and obesity in the urban health system of Bangladesh’ at a hotel in Dhaka on Thursday.

The organization says that this study was conducted under the project to strengthen the urban public health system of Bangladesh. The study looked at 50,000 people with high blood pressure, obesity diagnoses and risk factors.

This study showed that the prevalence of hypertension was higher among men than among women in the city. Besides, 36 percent of people in the city are at risk of obesity.

Certificates of ‘Applied Epidemiology and Public Health Management Fellowship Course’ under the Bangladesh Urban Public Health System Strengthening Project were awarded on the occasion.

Health officers of 12 city corporations and 10 public health and pathology experts appointed by Save the Children participated in this year-long fellowship course.

Incidentally, the ‘Bangladesh Urban Public Health System Strengthening’ project is being implemented with the aim of improving the health system of 12 city corporations of the country. Funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the project is overseen by the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives.

(Dhakatimes/September 1/DM)


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