Prevalence of Hypertension among Patients Attending Mobile Medical Clinics in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

This report presents a post disaster evaluation of the burden of hypertension among victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Methods A retrospective observational study was completed in order to determine the prevalence of hypertension among patients attending clinics conducted by mobile medical teams (MMTs) in 40 barangays located in central Leyte and Western and Eastern Samar, island provinces within the Philippine Archipelago. Medical records were kept for all patients. Patient evaluations included a history and physical, during which vital signs were measured and recorded. Blood pressure readings were taken using sphygmomanometers and stethoscopes. Results were recorded in patient medical records as systolic/diastolic pressure expressed as millimeters of mercury (mmHg). These results were then entered into an electronic patient database. Causes of morbidity were documented and submitted daily to the Department of Health of the Philippines utilizing that department’s “Surveillance in Post Extreme Emergencies and Disasters” (S.P.E.E.D.) forms. The Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC VI) defined and classified hypertension in adults, as systolic BP ≥140 mm Hg and diastolic BP ≥ 90 mm Hg6. Stage 1 Hypertension is defined as a systolic pressure ranging from 140 to 159 mm Hg or a diastolic pressure ranging from 90 to 99 mm Hg. Stage 2 Hypertension is de...
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