Hypertension risk in Urban population
Dr Om Murti said many people lacked physical exercise and this has increased the risk of cardiovascular diseases. “People are aware of the disease but they seem reluctant to change their behaviour,” he said. Dr Khem Karki, member secretary of Nepal Health Research Council, said this study has been important as it depicted urban population and their cardiovascular status. He said these results do not represent the national context as the survey was centred among the population of Kathmandu valley.