Hypertension ; cardiovascular risk factors Sažetak Objective: The aim of this study was to obtain data on prevalence and awareness of hypertension, cardiovascular risk factors, and life-style habits in individuals aged 18 years or older participating in the World Hypertension Day in Medical journal of hypertension.
Design and method: Blood pressure BP was measured at 26 sites in 5 cities in Croatia.
The average of two BP measurements, taken in seated position after a few minutes rest by a validated oscillometric device Omron M6 was recorded. BP measurements were performed from 10 AM to 2 PM in hospital open points, central squares and pharmacies.
BP hipertenzija ili medical journal of hypertension measured by physicians, trained nurses, pharmacist or medical students. This action was organized and supported by the Croatian Society of Hypertension. Results: A total of subjects, In the whole group there were Positive family history FH for hypertension, stroke and myocardial infarction was found in FH was more frequently positive in women than in men We failed to find association between BP values and positive FH.
There were Only 9. Conclusions: Prevalence of subjects with BP values in hypertensive ranges is high, awareness is insufficient, and high proportion of subjects is obese and physically inactive. There is an urgent need of education not only hypertensives but general population as a true measure of primordial prevention.