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|Title:||A risk score to predict hypertension in primary care settings in rural India|
|Keywords:||hypertension, incidence, India, Kerala, primary care, risk score, screening|
|Publisher:||Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health|
|Citation:||Sathish T, Kannan S, Sarma PS, Razum O, Thrift AG, Thankappan KR. A risk score to predict hypertension in primary care settings in rural India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2015;1-6|
|Abstract:||We used the data of 297 participants (15-64 years old) from a cohort study (2003-2010) who were free from hypertension at baseline, to develop a risk score to predict hypertension by primary health care workers in rural India. Age ≥35 years, current smoking, prehypertension, and central obesity were significantly associated with incident hypertension. The optimal cutoff value of ≥3 had a sensitivity of 78.6%, specificity of 65.2%, positive predictive value of 41.1%, and negative predictive value of 90.8%. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve of the risk score was 0.802 (95% confidence interval = 0.748-0.856). This simple and easy to administer risk score could be used to predict hypertension in primary care settings in rural India|
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