Hypertension prevalence and blood pressure levels in 6 European countries, Canada, and the United States.

@article{WolfMaier2003HypertensionPA,
  title={Hypertension prevalence and blood pressure levels in 6 European countries, Canada, and the United States.},
  author={Katharina Wolf-Maier and Richard S. Cooper and Jos{\'e} Ram{\'o}n Banegas Banegas and Simona Giampaoli and H. -W. Hense and Michel R. Joffres and Mika J Kastarinen and Neil Poulter and Paola Primatesta and Fernando Rodr{\'i}guez-Artalejo and Birgitta Stegmayr and Michael Thamm and Jaakko Tuomilehto and Diego Vanuzzo and Fenicia M Vescio},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2003},
  volume={289 18},
  pages={2363-9}
}
CONTEXT Geographic variations in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated risk factors have been recognized worldwide. However, little attention has been directed to potential differences in hypertension between Europe and North America. OBJECTIVE To determine whether higher blood pressure (BP) levels and hypertension are more prevalent in Europe than in the United States and Canada. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Sample surveys that were national in scope and conducted in the 1990s… CONTINUE READING
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