Print ISSN: 0253-0759

Online ISSN: 2413-4414

Author : Obied Yaseen, Yassen


HYPERTENSION AND FAMILY HISTORY IN MISSAN: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY

Yassen Obied Yaseen

The Medical Journal of Basrah University, Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 78-81
DOI: 10.33762/mjbu.2006.46426

ABSTRACT
In this case-control study, family history, as a risk factor for hypertension, was assessed in 464 patients
with proved hypertension revealing 247(53.2%) hypertensive patients with positive family history of this
disease as compared to 26.4% of normotensive control subjects with positive family history of
hypertension. More frequent hypertensive mothers were recognized as a first degree relative to both
hypertensive and normotensive patients inquired about family history of hypertension.