Korean J Fam Pract.  2021 Jun;11(3):204-209. 10.21215/kjfp.2021.11.3.204.

Factors Related to Blood Pressure Control in Korean Adults with Hypertension: The Seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2018

  • 1Department of Family Medicine, Osan Hankook Hospital, Osan, Korea


Hypertension is considered a major risk factor of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. This study aimed to investigate the factors related to systolic blood pressure control among Korean patients with hypertension.
The participants of this study were 467 adults aged 30–64 years who participated in the Seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in 2018. Univariate analysis and multiple logistic regression were used to identify significant factors associated with systolic blood pressure control.
The mean (±standard error) systolic blood pressure of the participants was 125.84±0.01. Drug compliance (P<0.01), diet therapy (P<0.01), health screening (P<0.01), hospitalization for 1 year (P<0.01), and other variables showed significant differences as factors affecting systolic blood pressure control. By using weighted multiple regression analysis, the R 2 was 0.102 and drug compliance had the most highly significant correlation (β=0.257) with systolic blood pressure control.
In this study, results show that systolic blood pressure control was significantly associated with drug compliance and health behavior. Therefore, we can conclude that the promotion of health behaviors combined with antihypertensive medication should be emphasized in primary health care sector to prevent adverse complications due to uncontrolled hypertension.


Hypertension; Drug Compliance; Diet Therapy; Health Behavior
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