Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in the Jackson Heart Study.

@article{Wyatt2008PrevalenceAT,
  title={Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in the Jackson Heart Study.},
  author={Sharon B. Wyatt and Ermeg L. Akylbekova and Marion R. Wofford and Sean A. Coady and Evelyn R Walker and Michael E. Andrew and Wanda J Keahey and Herman A. Taylor and Daniel W Jones},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={650-6}
}
African Americans have higher reported hypertension prevalence and lower control rates than other ethnic groups in the United States. Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control (outcomes) and potentially associated demographic, lifestyle, comorbidity, and health care access factors were examined in 5249 adult participants (3362 women and 1887 men) aged 21 to 94 years enrolled in the Jackson Heart Study. Hypertension prevalence (62.9%), awareness (87.3%), treatment (83.2%), and… CONTINUE READING

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