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GONZALEZ GUERRERO, Lourdes; CABRERA DE PARA, Alejandro; ALVAREZ SERRANO, Noelia and IGLESIAS SANCHEZ, Anieska. Some variables related with the hypertension in a Venezuelan population from Colinas de los Rosales. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.7, pp. 925-933. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study of the adult population from Colina de los Rosales, belonging to the municipality of Urdaneta in Miranda state (Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) was carried out, aimed at determining the hidden morbidity due to hypertension and some other variables related with this disorder. The test of the sustained weight was applied to identify cardiovascular hyperreactions and the abdominal circumference was measured to specify the risk of suffering heart diseases; both results coincidently positive in 19 patients, from where it was derived that its use would contribute to diagnose the maintained increase in the tension of the arteries. It was found that there was a primacy of the disorder in women and in the case material from 43 to 52 years-old, as well as that among the most associated morbid processes hyperuricemia prevailed and among the risk factors stress, sedentarism and the excessive salt intake prevailed.
Keywords : hypertension; cardiovascular disease; hyperuricemia; stress; sedentarism; excessive salt intake; Venezuela.