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Hypertension is one of the upward health related challenge in Bangladesh and hypertension in young generation is increasing but there is a shortage of data about the risk factors in this age group. The aim was to evaluate and approximation the frequency of some common risk factors of hypertension among young generation living in Dhaka city.It was a cross-sectional study; conducted during March 2016 to June 2016 in Dhaka city. Data were collected by face-to-face interview after verbal informed consent by a survey questionnaire and stress was measured by Perceived Stress Scale and analyzed by SPSS version 16.The study was conducted on 150 (n=150) young adults where 76% were male and 24% were female and their mean age was 22.13 and 23.33% of them were overweight and only 1(n=1) was obese and 44% of them took average amount of junk food while 14% took huge amounts and 59.33% of them had family history of hypertension and 70.66% of them were in high stress. The mentioned age range shows a good amount of predominance of hypertension probably indicating a hidden epidemic. It is needed to improve the measures of key anticipation and early detection of hypertension among young generation.


Hypertension Risk factors Young generation Prevalence Survey

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