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Dash, Sahu, Tripathi, Sonkar, Sonkar, and Sonkar: Prevalence of hypertension associated with existing comorbid heath issues — An observational survey report


Hypertension is otherwise called high arterial blood pressure (BP), which is a chronic ailment where the pressure of blood in the systemic aorta is determinedly raised. Arterial hypertension is a significant reason for grimness and mortality due to its relationship with coronary heart disease, renal disease, and cerebrovascular disease. The degree of target organ association (for example heart, mind, and kidneys) decides the physiological consequences. Whenever left uncontrolled, complications from raised blood pressure incorporate cardiovascular breakdown, fringe vascular disease, renal insufficiency, retinal discharge, visual hindrance, stroke, and dementia.1, 2

As per most significant guidelines, it is suggested that hypertension should be analyzed when an individual's systolic blood pressure (SBP) in the office or clinic is ≥140 mm Hg or potentially their diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is ≥90 mm Hg following rehashed assessment.Table 1 gives a classification of blood pressure based on clinic BP assessment.3

Table 1

Classification of hypertension based on standard blood pressure (BP) measurement.


Systolic (mm Hg)


Diastolic (mm Hg)

Normal BP




High-normal BP




Grade 1 hypertension




Grade 2 hypertension




Affirmation of hypertension can be proven by estimating the BP based on standard convention.

Table 2

gives ambulatory and home BP values used to characterize hypertension; these definitions apply to all adults (>18 years old).


SBP/DBP, mm Hg


≥140 and/or ≥90


24-h average

≥130 and/or ≥80

Day time (or awake) average

≥135 and/or ≥85

Night time (or asleep) average

≥120 and/or ≥70


≥135 and/or ≥85

Table 2: Criteria for hypertension based on office (OBPM), ambulatory (ABPM), and home blood Pressure measurement (HBPM).4

Standard Procedure for Blood Pressure Measurement

The estimation of BP in the office or center is most usually the reason for hypertension diagnosis and follow-up. Office BP ought to be estimated by suggestions displayed in Table 3

Table 3

Method of blood pressure measurement with possible interpretation.5, 6





At each visit take 3 readings with 1 min intervals each reading. Estimate the average of the last 2 estimations. If BP of the first reading is <130/85 mm Hg no further estimation is required.

Blood pressure of 2–3 office visits ≥140/90 mm Hg indicates hypertension.


Before each visit to the health professional:

• 3–7-day observing in the morning (prior day drug consumption if treated) and the evening.

• Two estimations on each event after 5 min sitting rest and 1 min between estimations. Long haul follow-up of treated hypertension:

• 1–2 estimations each week or month.

•Average HBPM after barring readings of the first day ≥135 or 85mm Hg demonstrates hypertension.


• 24-hour checking at 15–30 min spans during daytime and evening.

• At least 20 valid daytime and 7 evenings BP readings are required. If less, the test ought to be rehashed.

• 24-hour ABPM ≥130/80 mm Hg shows hypertension (essential criterion). • Day time (alert condition) ABPM ≥135/85 mm Hg and evening time (sleeping) ≥120/70 mm Hg shows hypertension.

Hypertension epidemiology in India

Non-communicable infections (NCDs) are by a wide margin the main source of death around the world. In 2016, they were answerable for 71% (41 million) of the 57 million deaths which happened universally. The major NCDs liable for these deaths are cardiovascular diseases (17.9 million deaths, representing 44% of all NCD deaths and 31% of all worldwide deaths). As indicated by the WHO survey report 2018, the level of cardiovascular death rate is 27 % in India.7, 8

Rajeev Gupta et al. examined the hypertension pervasiveness information, acquired from the National Family Health Survey Program 2018. The information shows that there are critical contrasts in the pervasiveness of hypertension in various states of the country. Hypertension prevalence is a lot more prominent in southern, northeastern, and north-western states of the nation and is altogether more noteworthy in men when compared with women.9, 10

Survey description

It was an observational study. This study aimed to figure out the prevalence of hypertension among peoples in the Raipur district of Chhattisgarh state. Gender and comorbid pathological status were taken as an indicator for the survey. The site of the survey was a mobile medical bus unit and it was conducted in January 2021 for 30 days.

In this study, out of 450 individuals, there were 150 women and 300 men. A patient demographical representation is given in Table 4 along with Figure 1.


Table 4

Number of males and females with hypertension and co-morbid condition.


No. of Patients

Co-Morbid patients

Sample size








Figure 1

Overall gender ratio in percentage.

We found that 250 men out of 300 were already suffering from one or more chronic diseases. In addition, 110 women out of 150 were found affected with other bodily ailments as shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2

Gender wise ratio of comorbid and only HTN (hypertension) individuals.

Our second indicator was the comorbid status of individuals. So, we have also figure out the gender-wise number of patients based on existing complications (Table 5 & Figure 2).

Table 5

List of male and female with existing pathological problem.

S. No.

Existing pathological problem

Male Patients

Female Patients






Intermittent pyrexia












Chronic cough





Figure 3

Graphical presentation of hypertensive male and female suffering from other disease.

Treatment Protocol

Patients were advised to take amlodipine, atenolol, and telmisartan for the management of hypertension. Combinations of these drugs were prescribed on the basis patient’s pathological condition and severity of hypertension disorder.

Advice given to the patient

Regular exercise, a healthy diet regimen, which should include potassium-rich vegetables and least consumption of sodium, quit smoking and hard drinks, and blood pressure monitoring at home had been advised by the doctor.


Blood pressure was measured by following the standard protocol of “official blood pressure measurement” (OBPM). According to the protocol, the indication number for hypertension is considered as ≥140 and/or ≥90 systolic and diastolic respectively.

It was found that 83% of male individuals were already suffering from a chronic ailment as shown in table 5. It indicates that hypertension may be a secondary disorder due to the existing problem. Furthermore, chronic coughing and hyperacidity were observed as a common existing problem in males; which also indicates chain-smoking habit and irregularity in routine respectively.

On the other hand, 73% of female population was diagnosed to have other diseases (Table 5). We observed that most of the females were suffering from hyperacidity and hypothyroidism before hypertension disorder, which again indicates that daily routine is not systematic along with malnutrition.

Limitations of the present study

The diagnosis is solely made on patient history and clinical findings. The assessment was not done as the patient was feeling reluctant and no objective parameters were used in the present study.

We had observed some other chronic ailments in hypertensive patients, but we only took five common diseases/disorders for the survey data. As we all know the current pandemic situation. It is due to this reason the survey was done by following the COVID guidelines.

Thus, present study findings cannot be generalized and further experimental and/or clinical studies with a large sample are required to substantiate the present study observations.


Hypertension is mainly considered as a daily routine disorder; it means that only drug is not enough to combat this problem but doctor’s advice regarding diet regimen, regular exercise, home blood pressure monitoring, and stress management would also play a significant role in the management of hypertension.

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Deepak Kumar Dash, Anil Kumar Sahu, Vaibhav Tripathi, Ajeet Kumar Sonkar, Pankaj Sonkar, Sunil Sonkar

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Received : 16-08-2021

Accepted : 27-08-2021

Available online : 04-09-2021

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