Factors associated with the occurrence of hypertension in the Talaud islands regency

Febi K. Kolibu, Chreisye Mandagi, Paul Kawatu


Background: Hypertension is one of the leading causes of death for cases of non-communicable diseases in Indonesia. Basic Health Research in 2018 by the ministry of health of the republic of Indonesia found the number of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, stroke and diabetes mellitus has increased compared to revious research. The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with the occurrence of hypertension in the Talaud Islands Regency.  

Methods: This is a survey research using cross sectional method, the instrument used is a questionnaire that has been tested for validity and reliability. The number of samples are 100 people with purposive sampling technique.  

Results: The results of the chi square analysis show that gender does not associate with the occurrence of hypertension (p value 0.641), age has no association with the occurrence of hypertension (p value 0.641), obesity and hypertension showed that there was a significant association (p value 0.033), family history and hypertension were associated (p value 0.033), no association between smoking and hypertension (p value 0.582), consumption of risky food do not have an association with the occurrence of hypertension (p value 0.612), there is no association between physical activity and the occurrence of hypertension (p value 0.641), alcohol consumtion and hypertension were associated (p value 0.024), stress has no association with the occurrence of hypertension (p value 0.083).

Conclusions: Factors associated with hypertension in the Talaud Islands Regency are obesity, family history of hypertension and alcohol consumption.


Hypertension, Risk factors, Islands

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