Disparities in access to care among US adults with self-reported hypertension.

@article{Fang2014DisparitiesIA,
  title={Disparities in access to care among US adults with self-reported hypertension.},
  author={Jing Fang and Quanhe Yang and Carma Ayala and Fleetwood Loustalot},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 11},
  pages={1377-86}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Access to care has been identified as a significant factor affecting hypertension treatment and control. We examined disparities in access to care among US adults with self-reported hypertension. METHODS Using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2011 data, we identified US adults with self-reported hypertension. Access to care was assessed based on responses to questions about health insurance, having an… CONTINUE READING
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