Hypertension is a global public health issue that affects approximately 1 billion people worldwide in both developed and
developing countries. It is also considered as an ‘Iceberg’ disease’ because unknown morbidity far exceeds the known morbidity.
High blood pressure (BP) is ranked as the third most important risk factor for at attributable burden of disease in South Asia. With
an aim to determine the profile of the hypertensive patients a retrospective cross-sectional study design was used to analyze the
medical record of 1311 patients admitted with the primary diagnosis of hypertension at BPKIHS January 2005 to May 2016. The
study revealed that majority (82.4%) of the patients was above 40 years of age with the mean age of 57.14 ±17.5. More than half
(53.5%) of the patients were male. Almost half (49.4%) of the patients were from Sun sari district. More than 90% of the patients
were admitted in medical ward. Majority (90.7%) of the patients were improved at the time of discharge.