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Prevalence of Comorbidity among People with Hypertension: The Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2013

Authors
 Juhwan Noh  ;  Hyeon Chang Kim  ;  Anna Shin  ;  Hyungseon Yeom  ;  Suk-Yong Jang  ;  Jung Hyun Lee  ;  Changsoo Kim  ;  Il Suh 
Citation
 Korean Circulation Journal, Vol.46(5) : 672-680, 2016 
Journal Title
 Korean Circulation Journal 
Issue Date
2016
Keywords
Chronic disease ; Epidemiology ; Hypertension ; Korea ; Prevalence
Abstract
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Joint National Committee guidelines attempt to vary treatment recommendations for patients based on considerations of their comorbidities. The aim of the present study is to estimate the age-standardized prevalence of common comorbidities among Korean hypertension patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We analyzed the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007 to 2013. Among the 58423 participants, 30092 adults, aged ≥30 yrs who completed a health examination and interview survey, were selected. The survey procedures were used to estimate weighted prevalence and odds ratios for 8 comorbidities, including obesity, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and thyroid disease. RESULTS: Most chronic conditions were more prevalent in adults with hypertension than in those without hypertension. Common comorbidities were obesity (60.1%), dyslipidemia (57.6%), and impaired fasting glucose (45.1%). Hypertensive patients with two or more comorbid diseases were 42.2% and those with three or more diseases were 17.7%. The age- and sex-specific prevalence of three or more comorbid diseases among male hypertension patients was significantly higher than those patients in the 30-59 (p<0.05) age group. CONCLUSION: Comorbidity is highly prevalent in Korean patients with hypertension.
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10.4070/kcj.2016.46.5.672
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
김창수(Kim, Chang Soo) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5940-5649
김현창(Kim, Hyeon Chang) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7867-1240
노주환(Noh, Juhwan) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0657-0082
서일(Suh, Il) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9689-7849
염형선(Yeom, Hyung Seon)
이정현(Lee, Jung Hyun)
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