Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders 2010. 9( ):5-.

Prevalence of Hypertension and Diabetes in Elderly: Elderly Kahrizak Study (Brief Communication)
Sharifi F, Mirarefin M, Fakhrzadeh H, Saadat S, Ghaderpanahi M, Badamchizade Z

Abstract


Background: The study aimed to investigate the prevalence of hypertension and type2 diabetes in Iranian elderly residents of Kahrizak Charity Foundation.


Methods: We recruited 266 volunteers among a total of 985 elderly residents of Kahrizak Charity Foundation who were ≥60 years based on stratified ward randomized sampling during 2006-2007.


Results: Crude prevalence of hypertension was 55% in men and 67% in women. Diabetes prevalence was 21% in men and 16% in women.


Conclusion: diabetes and hypertension are worryingly prevalent in elderly and necessitates further studies and influential health policy decisions.


Keywords: Hypertension, Type2 diabetes, Elderly


Keywords


Hypertension, Type2 diabetes, Elderly ,

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