Abnormalities of thyroid, namely hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, are both associated with increased risk of hypertension. We utilized the National Inpatient Sample from the years 2012–2014 to explore the risk of thyroid disorders in relation to those without a thyroid diagnosis. We found that hypertension was more commonly associated with hyperthyroidism (odds ratio: 1.18; 95% confidence interval: 1.16–1.21, P<0.0001) than with hypothyroidism (odds ratio: 1.06; 95% confidence interval: 1.06–1.07, P<0.0001) when both were compared with hypertension without a thyroid diagnosis.
aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Reading Hospital, West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
bMaharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
The data were presented previously at Council on Hypertension 2017 Scientific Sessions, 14–17 September 2017.
Correspondence to Sijan Basnet, MD, Department of Medicine, Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA 19611, USA Tel: +1 484 6288255; fax: +1 484 6289003; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received December 23, 2017
Accepted April 5, 2018