Sociodemographic correlates of four indices of blood pressure and hypertension among older persons in Japan.


BACKGROUND High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and mortality. Japan has traditionally had higher levels of measured blood pressure than many Western countries, and reducing levels of hypertension has been a major focus of Japanese health policy over recent decades. In the West, hypertension is strongly associated with… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000350531


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