Epidemiology and prevention of hypertension.

  title={Epidemiology and prevention of hypertension.},
  author={Jiang He and Paul Kieran Whelton},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  volume={81 5},
At least 43 million (24%) adults in the general population of the United States have hypertension. The prevalence of hypertension increases with age and is higher among African-Americans compared to other ethnic groups. During the past several decades, the prevalence of hypertension in the general population of the United States has declined and the proportion of hypertensives who are aware of their high blood pressure, as well as the portion who are being treated and controlled has improved… CONTINUE READING
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