Incidence of hypertension in the Framingham Study.

@article{Dannenberg1988IncidenceOH,
  title={Incidence of hypertension in the Framingham Study.},
  author={Andrew L. Dannenberg and Robert J. Garrison and William B. Kannel},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1988},
  volume={78 6},
  pages={
          676-9
        }
}
Incidence and trends in incidence of definite hypertension were analyzed based on 30 years follow-up of 5,209 subjects in the Framingham Heart Study cohort. Based on pooling of 15 two-year periods, hypertension incidence per biennium increased with age in men from 3.3 per cent at ages 30-39 to 6.2 per cent at ages 70-79, and in women from 1.5 per cent at ages 30-39 to 8.6 per cent at ages 70-79. No consistent trend in incidence rates was evident for either sex from the 1950s through the 1970s… 

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