The paper reports demographic profile, level of awareness and life style modification among patients of Hypertension who were seeking health care facilities at Liaquat National Hospital Karachi.There are an estimated 20 million hypertensive in the country. Over all urban Pakistani have higher prevalence of high blood pressure 21% than rural Pakistani 16%.Among all diagnosed patients with hypertension ,70% were unaware of their disease and less than 3% had their blood pressure controlled to recommended targe t of 140/90 mmHg. About 500000 people die of blood pressure complication annually in Pakistan. Most researches focuses on medical causes and consequences of this disease, very few studies on the social, demographic and economic aspect of the issue have so far been done in our country. The findings of this study shows lack of awareness, failure to life style modification and impact of socio economic condition on health seeking behavior of patients.
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