Hypertension unawareness among Chinese patients with first-ever stroke

  title={Hypertension unawareness among Chinese patients with first-ever stroke},
  author={Qinqin Cao and Pei Pei and Jun Zhang and Jillian Naylor and Xinying Fan and Biyang Cai and Qiliang Dai and Wen Sun and Ruidong Ye and Ruifeng Shi and Keting Liu and Yongjun Jiang and Wenhua Liu and Fang Yang and Wusheng Zhu and Yunyun Xiong and Xinfeng Liu and Gelin Xu},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND The low rates of hypertension treatment and control, partly due to its unawareness, are the main causes of the high stroke incidence in China. The purpose of this study was to evaluate hypertension unawareness amongst patients with first-ever stroke and to detect factors associated with its unawareness. METHODS We selected those diagnosed with hypertension from patients with first-ever stroke registered in the Nanjing Stroke Registry Program between 2004 and 2014. These… CONTINUE READING


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