Prevalence of hypertension in the US adult population. Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1991.

  title={Prevalence of hypertension in the US adult population. Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1991.},
  author={Vicki L. Burt and Paul K. Whelton and Edward J. Roccella and C Brown and Jeffrey A. Cutler and Millicent Higgins and Michael J. Horan and Darwin R Labarthe},
  volume={25 3},
The purpose of this study was to estimate the current prevalence and distribution of hypertension and to determine the status of hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in the US adult population. [] Key Method The study used a cross-sectional survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States, including an in-home interview and a clinic examination, each of which included measurement of blood pressure.

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