Advances in Infectious Diseases & Therapy

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Systemic Arterial Hypertension and Diabetes Before the COVID-19 Scenario, in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazilian Amazon

Evela da Silva Magno, Inara Lima de Oliveira, Eyde Cristianne Saraiva-Bonatto, Maria das Graças Gomes Saraiva.

Arterial hypertension and diabetes are serious concerns for public health in Manaus, Amazonas. The objective of the research was to identify the indicators of arterial hypertension and diabetes registered in the city of Manaus, Amazonas. Secondary data from VIGITEL, 2019, from the Ministry of Health were used. In adults aged ≥ 18 years, the percentage of those who reported medical diagnosis of arterial hypertension was higher in females. In treatment for arterial hypertension, the percentage was also more expressive in women. Regarding the medical diagnosis of diabetes in adults aged ≥ 18 years old, the female one stood out with the greatest record, as well as regarding the drug treatment of diabetes. In 2019, in Manaus, women had the highest record in both cases. In view of this situation, it is necessary to implement the actions, especially in primary care to guarantee the treatment of arterial hypertension and diabetes in people of both sexes aged ≥ 18 years.

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