Lack of effective blood pressure control among an elder hypertensive population in Buenos Aires.

@article{Przygoda1998LackOE,
  title={Lack of effective blood pressure control among an elder hypertensive population in Buenos Aires.},
  author={Pablo A Przygoda and Juliette Janson and Martin O'flaherty and Gabriel Dar{\'i}o Waisman and Carlos R. Galarza and Jos{\'e} Alfie and Luis Alberto C{\'a}mera and Mario I Camera and L Marcelo Mayorga},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={1998},
  volume={11 8 Pt 1},
  pages={1024-7}
}
Our purpose was to determine the level of awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in a population of subjects aged 65 or more. We studied a random sample from the national health care program in Buenos Aires. Letters were mailed to 1000 selected individuals. Among those eligible, 41.4% (n = 414) were enrolled. The mean age was 73.8 years and 68% were women. Prevalence of hypertension in our sample was 77.5% (n = 321). Awareness of hypertension was 60.7% (n = 195). Fifty-four percent… CONTINUE READING

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