Hypertension in a multi-ethnic Asian population of Singapore

Chan, Gek Cher and Teo, Boon Wee and Tay, Jam Chin and Chen, Chen-Huan and Cheng, Hao-Min and Wang, Tzung-Dau and Turana, Yuda and Kario, Kazuomi and Chia, Yook-Chin and Tsoi, Kelvin and Sogunuru, Guru Prasad and Nailes, Jennifer and Network, HOPE Asia (2021) Hypertension in a multi-ethnic Asian population of Singapore. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 23 (3, SI). pp. 522-528. ISSN 1524-6175, DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.14140.

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The prevalence of hypertension varies by country and region, but it remains a leading yet modifiable risk factor of cardiovascular disease. There are many factors that contribute to the burden of hypertension in Asia, a region with diverse ethnicity. It has been shown that sociodemographic variability is related to ethnic differences, thereby emphasizing the importance of hypertension screening and educating at-risk or vulnerable groups. In this review, we describe the ethnic differences in genetic variants, dietary choice, and lifestyle habits, as well as its association with sociodemographic differences, hypertension awareness, and treatment control.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genetics; Hypertension; Lifestyle habits; Multiethnicity; Sociodemographics
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 07:35
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 07:35
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/34493

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