These studies were primarily aimed at estimating the prevalence of hypertension and pre-hypertension and the risk factors of hypertension in the Punjab and Haryana.
While findings of a survey conducted in Punjab have been published in PLOS One journal (December 2017), a survey conducted in Haryana has been finalised, but not yet published. As per Dr JS Thakur, school of public health, PGI, over 5,000 people from each state were enrolled for the studies and these included participants from every district.
In Punjab, the prevalence of Hypertension and pre-hypertension was 40.1% and 40.8%. Only 30.1% knew they had hypertension or taking treatment, and among them nearly 61% had controlled blood pressure.