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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1518-8345
SIMAO, Manuel et al. Hypertension among undergraduate students from Lubango, Angola. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.4, pp.672-678. ISSN 1518-8345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692008000400004.
This descriptive study aimed to investigate the prevalence of hypertension and its risk factors among undergraduate students in Lubango-Angola. The results obtained according to the health field model were: a) human biology: 61.3% were between 18 and 29 years old; prevalence of hypertension from 20.3 to 26.7%; 17.1% were overweight; 3.2% were obese; b) environment: 36.1% were exclusively students; 33.1% gained a family income of up to 250 dollars; c) life style: 86.2% practiced physical activity; 60.6% preferred salty food; 4.0% were smokers; 40.6% drank alcohol; d) health care: 82.8% already had their arterial pressure verified sometime in their life, and 65.4% did not remember the obtained value.
Keywords : hypertension; risk factors; cardiovascular diseases.