Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Prevalence of hypertension among urban school children of Srinagar district of Kashmir division in Jammu and Kashmir: A cross-sectional study
Author(s): Mohmad Farooq Bhat
Abstract: Hypertension among children is emerging as a global concern. Given this, a cross-sectional study of hypertension was conducted in 2016 among schoolchildren aged 10–16 years in Srinagar district Kashmir. The data collection was done for a period of one year from May 2016 to April 2017 after obtaining the permission from the directorate of school education of Jammu & Kashmir. A total of 30 clusters were taken for the study and 21 subjects including both male and female were included per cluster. Selection of the study unit was done in two stages. In our study, the prevalence of hypertension was 2.03%.
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