Prehypertension Among Medical Students in Visakhapatnam and Association With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ravi Venkatachelam Chitrapu, Andhra Medical College Identifier:
First received: December 25, 2012
Last updated: January 23, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

Student Investigator = Thakkallapalli Zeeshan Muzahid. The study aims to assess the prevalence of prehypertension among medical students of Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India and its association with other cardiovascular risk factors - overweight /obesity, diabetes, lipid profile.

Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Prevalence of Prehypertension Among Medical Students and Association With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

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Further study details as provided by Andhra Medical College:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • prevalence of prehypertension among graduate medical students [ Time Frame: two weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    the point prevalence of prehypertension at the time of survey will be estimated - as the students were examined over two weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • correlation between blood pressure (Prehypertension) and BMI (obesity), Blood glucose, LDL level (dyslipidemia) [ Time Frame: two weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    correlation of prehypertension with Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference (for overweight /obesity) smoking and blood glucose levels and lipid profile - time frame was given as two weeks as that was the period during which the students were assessed

Enrollment: 275
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
students will be classified as prehypertensives as per the JNC-7 (Joint National Commission) guidelines based on their Blood Pressure measurement
students will be classed as normotensives based on their BP measurement as per JNC-7 guidelines (systolic <120 AND diastolic <80)

Detailed Description:

275 medical students will be studied and a history taken and examination done with special emphasis on recording of Blood Pressure, measurement of height and weight (& Body Mass Index) and Waist Circumference in all. Glucose Tolerance Test and Fasting Lipid profile will be measured in a random selection of 30 prehypertensives and 30 normotensives.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Graduate Medical Students


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medical Students studying MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) in Andhra Medical College
  • clinically healthy
  • consent to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known cardiovascular disease
  • known hypertension
  • using antihypertensive or other cardiovascular drugs
  • using any drugs that can affect BP, weight, Blood sugar
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01776294

Andhra Medical College
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, 530002
Sponsors and Collaborators
Andhra Medical College
Principal Investigator: Thakkallapalli Zeeshan Muzahid, MBBS Andhra Medical College
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ravi Venkatachelam Chitrapu, Associate Professor, Andhra Medical College Identifier: NCT01776294     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04AMCRVCTZM12
Study First Received: December 25, 2012
Last Updated: January 23, 2013
Health Authority: India: Indian Council of Medical Research

Keywords provided by Andhra Medical College:
Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on April 16, 2014