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  • TITLE: Prevalence and Epidemiology of the Arterial Hypertension of the Adult in Kamina in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    AUTHORS: Ilunga Masuku Anany, Banza Kyosha Gustave, Sony Namasamba Leaticia, Kyungu Banze Micheline, Masengo Kazadi Valentin, Ilunga Mbayo Fiston

    KEYWORDS: Prevalence, Epidemiology, Arterial Hypertension

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Access Library Journal, Vol.5 No.5, May 17, 2018

    ABSTRACT: High blood pressure (HTA) is a cardiovascular disease more prevalent in consultations in internal medicine; it is until now less controlled in the world, especially in developing countries where the majority of hypertensives are not controlled. In general, it is estimated that hypertension affects between 10% to 15% of the adult population. In some countries the prevalence is slightly higher (about 20% of the adult population) and in some Eastern European countries an even higher prevalence has been observed (up to 30%). This is a cross-sectional descriptive study on the prevalence and epidemiology of HTA in Kamina. The study was spread over a 12-month period from January 2017 to December 2017. This study found that out of 222 patients received in internal medicine at the Kamina General Referral Hospital in 2014, 187 subjects represented 84 patients. 2% had different pathologies compared to 35 subjects, i.e. 15.8% had hypertension. We found that participants aged 60 and over are more represented with a workforce of 18% or 51.4% while subjects aged 40-59 represent only a workforce of 5% or 14.3%. As for sex, women are more affected by HTA with a workforce of 21% or 60% while men represent a workforce of 14% or 40%. To better contribute to the reduction of the morbidity and mortality associated with the complications of hypertension, it is necessary to act early upstream according to the extent of this pathology, even at the level of the basic health centers. The significant proportion of severely hypertensive patients requires greater awareness to consult for their follow-up and management.