Hypertension prevalence and blood pressure trends in 88 653 subjects in Mumbai, India

Abstract

High blood pressure (BP) is an important public health problem in India. Recent studies have shown a high prevalence of hypertension among adults in both urban and rural areas. According to the older World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria (BP X160/ X95 mmHg), studies in Indian urban populations in 1950s showed hypertension prevalence as 1–3%. Subsequent… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.jhh.1001763

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