Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in an elderly community-based sample in Kerala, India.

@article{Kalavathy2000PrevalenceAT,
  title={Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in an elderly community-based sample in Kerala, India.},
  author={M C Kalavathy and Kavumpurathu R Thankappan and Prabhakaran Sankara Sarma and Ramachandran S. Vasan},
  journal={The National medical journal of India},
  year={2000},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={9-15}
}
BACKGROUND Hypertension is one of the most important causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the elderly. With the increase in the number of elderly in India, hypertension is likely to emerge as an important public health problem. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional survey of a random sample of 357 community-dwelling elderly individuals (191 women, 166 men; mean age 70 years) in Kerala. We measured blood pressure on all study participants using a standardized technique to… CONTINUE READING

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