Prevalence of prehypertension and associated risk factors among health check-up population in Guangzhou, China.

@article{Wang2015PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of prehypertension and associated risk factors among health check-up population in Guangzhou, China.},
  author={Rui Wang and Xia Lu and Yan Hu and Tianhui You},
  journal={International journal of clinical and experimental medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={16424-33}
}
The authors aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of prehypertension among a cohort of patients presenting for a health check-up in Guangzhou. Using an age-and gender-stratified random sample method, 5170 urban adults aged 18-70 years undergoing health examination in Guangzhou were selected. Prehypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 120-139 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) of 80-89 mmHg. Overall prevalence of prehypertension in our study population was… CONTINUE READING
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