Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: October | Volume: 8 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 124-130
The Prevalence of Hypertension and Task Analysis of Corporates Working in Multinational Companies under the Age of 40 Years
Shweta Bajaria1, Dr. Unnati Pandit2
1Physiotherapist, 2Professor and HOD,
School of Physiotherapy, D.Y. Patil University, Navi Mumbai, India
Corresponding Author: Dr. Unnati Pandit
Background: Hypertension is a modern day’s epidemic and it is becoming a public health emergency worldwide, especially in the developing countries like India. Hypertension is common after the age of 40 years but today even the younger working group is becoming hypertensive as they work under a lot of mental stress, trendy smoking and drinking, less physical activity, etc which may set in hypertension as at a relatively younger age.
Objectives: To study the magnitude of the problem of hypertension in the high end corporates, effects of lifestyle habits and workplace habits on prevalence of hypertension.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted of corporates aging less than 40 years in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai working in multinational companies. The data was collected by circulating a validated questionnaire and the blood pressure was assessed on its submission.
Results and Conclusion: The prevalence of hypertension amongst the population was 35%. The study showed that hypertension was more common when the BMI was high, lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption, increased levels of stress, cardiovascular disease, genetic linkage.100% population suffered from stress and stress management was the need of an hour. Also, hypertension was more common when there was poor posture, work related stress, visual stress, increased pain levels due to static muscle loading, pain, headaches. The effects of different risk factors of hypertension were observed here. This study may help in identifying the common profile of hypertensive or persons at risk, which may further help in identifying the risk group and help in its prevention.
Key words: Hypertension, Task-analysis, corporates, under the age of 40, multinational companies.