TITLE

ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION IN THE ELDERLY PEOPLE IN THE FIELD OF HEALTH ATTENTION

AUTHOR(S)
de Farias, Dyego Anderson Alves; Neves, Priscilla Medeiros; de Brito, Geraldo Eduardo Guedes
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Mar2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p174
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: to draw the profile of the hypertensive elderly registered/accompanied in the field of basic health attention. Method: cross sectional study of descriptive characteristic, in which users who were 60 years old or more and who were in the Family Health Strategy program between 2000 and 2009 were analyzed through the HIPERDIA system of João Pessoa-PB city. Data referring to number of hypertensive patients registered in that period and association of hypertension with smoking, sedentary habits and overweigh, classified by sex and age group, were used. Results: files of 7,156 hypertensive elderly registered/accompanied by HIPERDIA by sex and age group were found, with prevalence of arterial hypertension of 8 % in the period of study. Among these users, 68,4% are female and the age group from 60 to 64 presented the greatest number of hypertensive when both sexes are added (23.6%). In relation to the presence of associated factors, 49% presented overweigh, 51% had sedentary habits and 15.9% smoked. Conclusion: the hypertensive elderly of João Pessoa showed characteristics which are similar to the other regions of the country. It is necessary to promote and implement public policies towards this population with emphasis on prevention and valorization of the services of Basic Attention. Descriptors: aged; hypertension; primary health care
ACCESSION #
61015495

 

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