Running head: ROUGH DRAFT QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS 2Background of the StudyAccording to Zhang, et al (2016), Hypertension is a significant public health problem across the globe because of the higher rates of occurrence and mortality in our world. According to the World Health Statistics 2012, there is a growing burden of non-communicable diseases, and a third of the adults are suffering from hypertension, and part of the total deaths brought about by heart disease and stroke is from hypertension. A research was carried out in China in 2014, and it showed that the cases of hypertension were increasing. Since 1979, the claims of hypertension have increased in the rural areas as compared to the urban. Hypertension has become a significant public health problem in China’s rural and urban areas. There has been hardly any researchd Health-Related Quality Of Life (HRQoL) for people living with blood pressure in China. This research aimed to inspect the HRQoLas calculated by EQ-5D and examined the issues that manipulate HRQOL for the patient living with high blood pressure in China’s Shaanxi province(Zhang, et al 2016).Data Collection MethodsThe researchers collected data from the fifth National Health Service Survey of Shanxi (NHHS). NHHS is controlled by the Center Of Health Statistics and Information Under China’s Health ministry and is usually conducted after every five years since 1993. NHSS 2013 had employed stratified multistage random cluster sampling. During the first stage, there was a random selection of 32 districts from the province. During the second stage, 160 townships were selected, and during the third stage, 320 communities were chosen. During the last phase, the accepted researches randomly selected 60 households(Zhang, et al 2016).