[Validity of self-reported hypertension and its determinants (the Bambuí study)].

  title={[Validity of self-reported hypertension and its determinants (the Bambu{\'i} study)].},
  author={M Fernanda Lima-Costa and S{\'e}rgio William Viana Peixoto and Jos{\'e}lia de Oliveira Ara{\'u}jo Firmo},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  volume={38 5},
OBJECTIVE Assessing the validity of self-reported hypertension and its determinants among adults living in the community was the objective of this study. METHODS A simple random sample of residents in the city of Bambuí, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil aged >18 years was selected. Three blood pressure measurements were performed in 970 inhabitants. Sensitivity, specificity as well as positive and negative predictive values of self-reported hypertension were assessed in relation to hypertension… CONTINUE READING

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