Factors associated with lack of awareness and uncontrolled high blood pressure among Canadian adults with hypertension.

@article{Gee2012FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with lack of awareness and uncontrolled high blood pressure among Canadian adults with hypertension.},
  author={Marianne E Gee and Asako Bienek and Finlay Aleck McAlister and Cynthia J Robitaille and Michel R. Joffres and Mark Stephen Tremblay and Helen Johansen and Norman R C Campbell},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={375-82}
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 17% of Canadians with high blood pressure were unaware of their condition, and of Canadians aware of having the condition, approximately 1 in 5 have uncontrolled high blood pressure despite high rates of pharmacotherapy. The objectives of the current study are to estimate the prevalence of resistant hypertension and examine factors associated with (1) lack of awareness and (2) uncontrolled hypertension despite pharmacotherapy. METHODS Using the 2007-2009 Canadian… CONTINUE READING