Hypertension among older adults in low- and middle-income countries: prevalence, awareness and control

@inproceedings{Lloydsherlock2014HypertensionAO,
  title={Hypertension among older adults in low- and middle-income countries: prevalence, awareness and control},
  author={P Lloyd-sherlock and John Roland Beard and Nadia Minicuci and Shah Ebrahim and Somnath Chatterji},
  booktitle={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND This study uses data from the World Health Organization's Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) to examine patterns of hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control for people aged 50 years and over in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, the Russian Federation and South Africa. METHODS The SAGE sample comprises of 35 125 people aged 50 years and older, selected randomly. Hypertension was defined as ≥140 mmHg (systolic blood pressure) or ≥90 mmHg (diastolic blood… CONTINUE READING
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