Analysis of the work-related hypertension among adults in Uganda
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This study was conducted in Uganda. The objective of the study was to find out work related hypertension among adults in Uganda. The research methodology for the study was a descriptive research design. The sample size established was 3900 respondents. A simple random sampling technique was applied in selecting the respondents who were included in the sample. The researcher used NCD data and it was analyzed used using both Stata and SPSS version 25 at both univariate and bivariate levels. The research findings indicate that the age and education level of the respondent were the only demographic factors that significantly influenced systolic blood pressure among adults ( P-Value (0.000) less than critical value (0.05)). The study findings also indicate that alcohol consumption significantly influenced systolic blood pressure ( P-Value (0.000) less than (0.05)). Physical activity (work involving a vigorous-intensity activity that increases breathing), weight, and height of the respondent significantly influenced systolic blood pressure since their P-Values (0.005, 0.00,0, and 0.005) respectively were less than the critical value (0.05). The study concluded that both males and females are affected by high systolic blood pressure (hypertension) in Uganda majorly of older age (above 50 years). The study recommended that District Health Officers should conduct operational research on hypertension and other non-communicable diseases in the District to enable evidence-based practices and available data need to be analyzed and used for decision-making locally.