Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 33(3); 1986 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1986;33(3):140-146.
DOI:    Published online September 1, 1986.
Hypertension Among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients
C. S. Lee, H. J. Kim, I. Y. Kim
BusanTuberculosis Clinic, Korean National Tuberculosis Association
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이찬세, 김화조, 김의윤
The authores made a study on the prevalence of hypertension among 1, 132 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and 619 of non-tuberculosis group; normal healthy persons and some of non-tuberculous respiratory patients at an out-patient clinic for pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Busan, Korea for 2 years from June 1983 to May 1985. The results were as follows; 1) The prevalence rates of hypertension were 7.86% among tuberculosis patient group and 8. 16% for males, 7.16% for females. Among non-tuberculosis group that were 13.25% and 14.46% for males, 11.90% for females . The overall prevalence were considerably lower among tuberculosis patient group than non-tuberculosis group and those results could be reasonably compared with national survey results made in 1980. 2) The results of both group also showed similar age-related variations as general hypertension pattern of any reports, that is, the older the higher. The rate of 30 to 39 years age group of tuberculosis patient group was 5. 53% and non-tuberculosis group was 8.46%, that of 40 to 49 years age group was 8.25% to 10.84%, that of 50 to 59 years age group was 8.06% to 14.71 %, that of above 60 years age group was 16.86% to 32. 91% respectively. 3) The prevalence rate of hypertension was remarkably lower among for advanced pulmonary tuberculosis patient group showing only 2.67%, while 7.06% in moderately advance group and 10.02% in minimal group. Also that oÍ sputum positive group was only 4. 69% while 9.11% in sputum negative group. 4) The prevalence rates of severe hypertension àefined as one w110 had blood pressure above 200 mmHg systolic or above 110 mmHg diastolic, were remarkably lower among tuberculosis group showing only 0.88% to compare with 3.72% among non-tuberculosis group. By contrast, the prevalence rates of hypotension defined as one who had lower than 80 mmHg systolic or lower than 50 mmHg diastolic, were remarkably higher among tubercu-losis group showing 3. 18% while 1.29% among non-tuberculosis group. 5) Although the prevalence rates of hypertension among pulmonary tuberculosis patients were slightly lower than that of general population of same agegroup, a due consideration in the management of hypertension along together with tuberculosis payed by the physicians working in the tuberculosis clinics would be worthfully requested.

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