- Volume 11 Issue 1
The purpose of this study is to contribute basic data toward the efficient management of Hypertension by comprehensive analysis of several factors which make influences on indicators of Hypertension management. To achieve this, using the data of 2007, 2008 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2,580 adults aged over 19 who suffered from hypertension have been analyzed comprehensively. The major results can be summarized as follows: First, in regard to the influential factors for awareness and treatment of hypertension, the older the patients were, the poorer their self-rated health status were. And when they had experienced a health examination, the more likely the hypertensive patients were aware of their hypertension and took the treatment for it. Second, as for the influential factors for control of hypertension, those who were older and those who had a health examination were significantly more likely to control their hypertension irrespective of gender. However, regular drinkers fell significantly behind in that aspect. The findings of this study show that systematic hypertension management, focusing on health behavior factors that affect the level of hypertension management, in accordance with the patients' sex and age will provide a more efficient way.