Hypertension in the very old; prevalence, awareness, treatment and control: a cross-sectional population-based study in a Spanish municipality

@article{Aguado2009HypertensionIT,
  title={Hypertension in the very old; prevalence, awareness, treatment and control: a cross-sectional population-based study in a Spanish municipality},
  author={Alba Aguado and Flora L{\'o}pez and Sonia Miravet and Pilar Oriol and M Isabel Fuentes and Bel{\'e}n Henares and Teresa Bad{\'i}a and Lluis Esteve and Javier Peligro},
  journal={BMC Geriatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={16 - 16}
}
BACKGROUND Information on hypertension in the very elderly is sparse. Until recently evidence of benefits from pharmacological treatment was inconclusive. We estimated the prevalence of hypertension in subjects aged 80 or more, the proportion of awareness, treatment and control. Explanatory variables associated with good control were also studied. METHODS Cross sectional, population-based study, conducted in Martorell, an urban Spanish municipality, in 2005. By simple random sampling from the… CONTINUE READING