Incidence and precursors of hypertension in young adults: the Framingham Offspring Study.

  title={Incidence and precursors of hypertension in young adults: the Framingham Offspring Study.},
  author={Robert J. Garrison and William Bernard Kannel and Joseph Stokes and William Peter Castelli},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  volume={16 2},
The occurrence of hypertension and its precursors is examined in the Framingham Offspring Study of 2,027 men and 2,267 women ages 20-49 years followed for 8 years. The age-specific prevalence of hypertension was similar at both the first (1971-1975) and the second (1979-1983) examination for both men and women. Prevalence rates were higher among men than among women, and there was a higher rate of hypertension treatment at the second exam, particularly among women, 75% of whom reported being… CONTINUE READING

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