Low utilization of health care services following screening for hypertension in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania): a prospective population-based study

@article{Bovet2008LowUO,
  title={Low utilization of health care services following screening for hypertension in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania): a prospective population-based study},
  author={Pascal Bovet and J Gervasoni and Mashombo Mkamba and Marianna P Balampama and Christian Lengeler and Fred Paccaud},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={407 - 407}
}
BACKGROUND Drug therapy in high-risk individuals has been advocated as an important strategy to reduce cardiovascular disease in low income countries. We determined, in a low-income urban population, the proportion of persons who utilized health services after having been diagnosed as hypertensive and advised to seek health care for further hypertension management. METHODS A population-based survey of 9254 persons aged 25-64 years was conducted in Dar es Salaam. Among the 540 persons with… CONTINUE READING

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