Abstract

Study aimHypertension is a major public health concern worldwide and non-controlling it can lead to various cardiovascular complications. Controlling blood pressure and reducing overall cardiovascular risk are two main goals of treatment. Thus, this study aimed to determine the proportion and factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension in hypertensive patients living in the Beni Mellal city. Patients and methodsThe cross-sectional survey took place between June and March 2019. It involved 580 hypertensive patients attending the primary health care facilities in Beni Mellal city, using systematic sampling. ResultsA total of 580 hypertensive patients were recruited, with a mean age of 55.78 (± 10.82 years) and of which 66.89% were female. The proportion of poor blood pressure control was 74.1% and was associated in multivariate analysis with a family history of hypertension(OR = 1.60; 95% CI = [1.02-2.50]), dyslipidemia (OR = 2.05; 95% CI = [1.32 -3.20]), non-adherence to a regular BP measurement (OR = 4.13; 95% CI = [2.49 -6.86]), to treatment (OR = 3.64; 95% CI = [2.34-5.65]) and regular biological monitoring (OR = 2.45; 95% CI = [1.46-4.08]). ConclusionDespite the free and available of treatment, the proportion of uncontrolled hypertension was high. This might be linked to a lack of awareness and education concerning disease self-management.

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