Epidemic of hypertension in Ghana: a systematic review

  title={Epidemic of hypertension in Ghana: a systematic review},
  author={William K. Bosu},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Hypertension is a major risk factor for many cardiovascular diseases in developing countries. A comprehensive review of the prevalence of hypertension provides crucial information for the evaluation and implementation of appropriate programmes. METHODS The PubMed and Google Scholar databases were searched for published articles on the population-based prevalence of adult hypertension in Ghana between 1970 and August 2009, supplemented by a manual search of retrieved references… CONTINUE READING


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