The prevalence, management and follow up hypertension, diabetes and obesity in the persons aged 60 years and over in the Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu (INK) area in Kwazulu-Natal.

Kuven Naidu, Balkish Cassim, Balkish Cassim

Abstract


Aim

1. To determine the prevalence of self-reported diabetes and hypertension in

persons ages 60yrs and older.

2. To determine the prevalence of obesity in persons aged 60 yrs and older.

3. To assess the management of hypertension and diabetes in persons living in

the INK region with regards to the

a) Appropriateness of medication and

b) Follow up with monitoring blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipid levels,

urinary abnormalities and visual acuity.

4. To determine the prevalence of self reported complications of diabetes and

hypertension.