Trends in blood pressure levels and control of hypertension in Finland from 1982 to 1997.

@article{Kastarinen1998TrendsIB,
  title={Trends in blood pressure levels and control of hypertension in Finland from 1982 to 1997.},
  author={Mika J Kastarinen and Veikko V Salomaa and Erkki Vartiainen and Pekka J Jousilahti and Jaakko Tuomilehto and Pekka M Puska and Aulikki M Nissinen},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={1379-87}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the trends in blood pressure levels and hypertension control in Finland from 1982 to 1997. DESIGN Four independent cross-sectional population surveys conducted in 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1997. SETTING From 1982 to 1997, the provinces of North Karelia and Kuopio in eastern Finland and the region of Turku-Loimaa in southwestern Finland were surveyed. From 1992 to 1997, the Helsinki-Vantaa region in southern Finland was surveyed. PARTICIPANTS Men and women aged 25-64 years… CONTINUE READING