Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in North America, North Africa and Asia

@article{Whelton2004PrevalenceAT,
  title={Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in North America, North Africa and Asia},
  author={Paul Kieran Whelton and Jiang He and Paul Muntner},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={545-551}
}
Results from national surveys of prevalence, awareness, treatment and control provide the most meaningful basis for assessing the burden of hypertension in the community. National surveys conducted in a variety of countries in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa have identified a strikingly similar relationship between age and blood pressure (BP), with a progressive and steep increase in systolic BP throughout adult life and a less steep increase in diastolic BP from adolescence… CONTINUE READING
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