Prevalence and awareness of hypertension in an urban township of South Africa: compelling need for action.

@article{Malhotra2008PrevalenceAA,
  title={Prevalence and awareness of hypertension in an urban township of South Africa: compelling need for action.},
  author={Rahul Malhotra and Thandi Puoane and Catherine Hoyo and Gail Hughes and Truls Ostbye},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={401-2}
}
In 2000, approximately 50% of stroke, 42% of ischemic heart disease and 9% of deaths in adults aged .30 years in South Africa (SA) were attributable to high blood pressure (BP). Although in most settings hypertension is manageable through lifestyle modification and medication, such management is based on knowledge of one’s diagnosis. It is unclear what… CONTINUE READING