Current and projected prevalence of arterial hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa by sex, age and habitat: an estimate from population studies.


INTRODUCTION In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), data on hypertension prevalence in terms of urban or rural and sex difference are lacking, heterogeneous or contradictory. In addition, there are no accurate estimates of hypertension burden. OBJECTIVE To estimate the age-specific and sex-specific prevalence of arterial hypertension in SSA in urban and rural adult… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e328346995d


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