Prevalence and Factors Associated with Pre-hypertension among Myanmar Migrant Workers in Surat Thani Province

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Kanit Hnuploy
Kittipong Sornlorm
Nattakarn Naepimay
Sirichai Changkaew


The objectives of this cross-sectional analytical research were to describe the prevalence of pre-hypertension and assess factors associated with pre-hypertension among Myanmar migrant workers in Surat Thani province. Data were collected from October 2020–March 2021. Of these, 508 samples were selected using the multi-stage random sampling method. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple logistic regression. The results show that Myanmar migrant workers had pre-hypertension at 68.30 percent (95%CI: 64.12-72.72). Factors associated with pre-hypertension were; age over 30 years old (Adjusted odd ratios [AOR] = 2.77; 95%CI: 1.77-4.33), overweight or obese (AOR = 2.30; 95%CI: 1.50-3.53), family expenditure ≥5,000 baht/month (AOR = 2.28; 95%CI: 1.17-4.44), not received health information (AOR = 2.28; 95%CI: 1.44-3.61), males (AOR = 1.97; 95%CI: 1.27-3.07), working experience ≥48 months (AOR = 1.69; 95%CI: 1.06-2.71), and working period ≤8 hours/day (AOR = 1.60; 95%CI: 1.03-2.49), respectively. In summary, it was found that two-thirds of Myanmar migrant workers had pre-hypertension. In addition, the factors such as demographic characteristics, socioeconomic, and health information were associated with pre-hypertension.


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