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13. Prevalence of Hypertension in Diabetic Patients

Tariq Pervez1, Jalal-ud-Din2 and Jawed Akhtar Samo3




Objective: To find out the prevalence of hypertension in diabetic patients.

Study Design: Observational / descriptive study


Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out in the Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore from December 2013 to May 2014.


Materials and Methods: A total of 100 patients were included in the study. Patient’s demographic features and all the data were recorded on predesigned proforma and were analysed through SPSS version 16.0.


Results: Out of 100 patients, 55 (55%) were male and 45 (45%) were female. Age range was 30-65 years with mean age of 48.4+9.3 years. Weight varied from 50-100 kg with mean weight of 68.2+8.5 kg. Prevalence of hypertension was 30%. Hypertension was more prevalence in elderly diabetics (53.3+7.8 years), in patients of longer duration of diabetic (7.66+2.84 years). Retinopathy, ischemic heart disease (IHD) and neuropathy occurred frequently in diabetic hypertensive patients.


Conclusion: Diabetic and hypertension are highly associated with each other.

Key Words: Neuropathy, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension


Citation of article: Pervez T, Din J, Samo JA. Prevalence of Hypertensi n in Diabetic Patients. Med Forum 2016;27(4):48-50.