Hypertension in blacks.

  title={Hypertension in blacks.},
  author={R S Cooper and Charles N Rotimi},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  volume={10 7 Pt 1},
The excess of hypertension among blacks has been recognized since early in this century and explains a substantial portion of the black health disadvantage. In a cohort study begun in the 1970s, hypertension accounted for 20% of all-cause mortality among blacks, compared to 10% among whites. National data on trends in hypertension (140/90 mm Hg or treatment) prevalence from 1960 to 1990 suggest a decline from 44% to 32%, although differences in survey technique likely account for this pattern… CONTINUE READING
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