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One out of five adults affected by hypertension in rural Kisarawe District, Tanzania

Recent research conducted in two rural communities of Kisarawe District, Tanzania, examined the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD), hypertension, and diabetes in 739 adults.

 

The results showed that out of the three diseases, hypertension was the most common (19.9%), followed by diabetes (14.8%), and CKD stages III to V (12.4%). CKD stage III was the most prevalent, but stage V was notably high among young adults under 26 years of age. The analysis  also demonstrated a notable presence of pre-stage disease: about 1 in 4 adults were pre-diabetic and close to 40% estimated to be pre-hypertensive. Knowledge of pre-existing disease among participants was found to be low. For detailed information about this research, click here.

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