Waqas Jafar, Muhammad Hassan Saeed, Ali Iqbal
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of hypertension in relation to lifestyle among adult residents ages 18-80 years old in Allied / DHQ hospital Faisalabad. Material and Methods: The design of this was a descriptive research study. This study was conducted in Allied / DHQ hospital Faisalabad. 50 adult residents between the age from 18-80 years in Allied / DHQ hospital Faisalabad were the participants of this study. Questionnaire was used to collect data regarding the incidence of hypertension in relation to respondents’ lifestyle. Primary data was used to achieve the purpose and objectives of this research. The structured questions were given with multiple choices. The respondents were informed about the purpose of the study, their involvement and the confidentiality of the data gathered. Simple frequency and percentage were used to analyze the profile and the lifestyle of the respondents. Chi-square was the statistical equation used to compute for the significant relationship between the incidence of hypertension and the lifestyle of the respondents. Data was tabulated, pie and bar graphs were utilized to better illustrate the patterns and percentages of the population that fall in its respective parameters under concerned. Result: Among 50 households ,36 out of 50 (65.7%) are hypertensive and only 12 (34.3%) are non-hypertensive. The Majority of hypertensive respondents were above 61-year-old 12 (32.6%), consuming 2-3 times meat per week 12 (32.6%) and salty food per week 13 (35%), do not do any exercise 18 (45.6%), don’t smoke 30 (71.7%), do not take any alcoholic beverages 10 (50.0%). Conclusion: A p-value of a computed chi square is deemed significant when the results are not more than the alpha of significance which is 0.05. The six parameters used in this study, only two came out with p-values less than 0.05, namely work and exercise. All other parameters had results more than the alpha of significance. Thus, the results of this research clearly reflect that only work and exercise has significant relationship to hypertension. All other parameters have no significance in relation to hypertension.