keywords: Age groups, Bayesian methods, conditional probabilities, correlation analysis
This is a community population-based study that considered the occurrence of high blood pressure in adults aged 18 years and older, classified into different age groups. The study collated data of patients’ visits to a medical centre to obtain proportion of patients with high blood pressure in different age groups. The study employs Bayesian approach to estimate probability of having high blood pressure by different age groups as a measure of prevalence of high blood pressure. Results show the prevalence of having high blood pressure (measured in probability values) within different age groups. The correlation analysis shows a direct association between probabilities of the events values and age.
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