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High Blood Pressure Leads Jersey Morbidity

17% of islanders are living with high blood pressure, a report into morbidity has revealed.

The report also shows that obesity and diabetes are most likely to appear alongside hypertension.

13,375 people living in Jersey in 2022 have multi-morbidity, which is when someone is living with two or more long-term health conditions.

It is most likely to affect those aged 85 and over in the island.

Studies also show that multi-morbidity gives those suffering a poorer quality of life and the chance of dying prematurely.

12 long-term morbidities have been identified:

  • Atrial Fibrillation,
  • Diabetes,
  • Asthma,
  • Heart Failure,
  • Coronary Heart Disease,
  • Hypertension,
  • Chronic Kidney Disease,
  • Mental Health Problems,
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,
  • Obesity,
  • Dementia,
  • Stroke,
  • and Transient Ischemic Attack.

GPs are receiving incentivises from the government to record patients with any of these long-term conditions through the Quality Improvement Framework.

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