Incidence of hypertension and risk of cardiovascular events among ethnic Chinese: report from a community-based cohort study in Taiwan.

@article{Chien2007IncidenceOH,
  title={Incidence of hypertension and risk of cardiovascular events among ethnic Chinese: report from a community-based cohort study in Taiwan.},
  author={K. L. Chien and H C Hsu and Fung-Chang Sung and Ta-Chen Su and Ming-Fong Chen and Yuan-Teh Lee},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={1355-61}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension confers risk on cardiovascular events; however, less is known concerning hypertension incidence among ethnic Chinese. The effect of prehypertension on new onset of hypertension and cardiovascular events is also unknown. OBJECTIVES To investigate the incidence of hypertension, risk factors and cardiovascular events in Taiwan. DESIGN A prospective community-based cohort design. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS The Chin-Shan Community Cardiovascular Cohort consisted of 1703… CONTINUE READING

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