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A high prevalence of hypertension in rural Sierra Leone.

  title={A high prevalence of hypertension in rural Sierra Leone.},
  author={D. E. Williams and Durodami Radcliffe Lisk},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  volume={17 2},
A cross sectional survey to determine the mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure, prevalence of hypertension, and possible risk factors in two villages, Kychum and Njala Komboya, in Sierra Leone was carried out. A total of 463 subjects were investigated. Hypertension was defined according to WHO criteria, i.e. a systolic pressure equal or greater than 160 mmHg, and/or diastolic equal or greater than 95 mmHg. The mean systolic blood pressure for the total population was 131.39 +/- 26.85 mmHg… 

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