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The prevalences of microalbuminuria, macroalbuminuria and uncontrolled blood pressure were 23.6%, 3.9%, and 52.2% respectively. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that sodium intake and stress together predicted 72.5% of albuminuria. Sodium intake, medication adherence, knowledge of hypertension, and stress together predicted 65.3% of uncontrolled blood pressure. These results suggest that community health nurses should 1) monitor people with uncontrolled hypertension who exhibit high sodium intake and implement interventions to increase health awareness and promote low sodium consumption; 2) coordinate with the physicians to monitor albuminuria, particularly in persons with high sodium intake and high stress; and 3) collaborate with the community to initiate a campaign to raise awareness of the risks of high blood pressure.
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