Hypertension prevalence and status of awareness, treatment and control in China.

  title={Hypertension prevalence and status of awareness, treatment and control in China.},
  author={Sheng-ce Tao and Xiang Wu and Xiu-fang Duan and Wuwang Fang and Jinrui Hao and D Fan and Wei-Bo Wang and Yaoping Li},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  volume={108 7},
A nation-wide survey of blood pressure (BP) and high BP was made in China in 1991, using standardized methods and covering 950,356 men and women aged 15 years and above, from 30 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities. The purpose of the study was to estimate the prevalence and the status of awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension. The overall prevalence rate of hypertension defined as systolic BP > or = 140 or diastolic BP > or = 90 mmHg or currently on antihypertensive… CONTINUE READING

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