Trends in hypertension prevalence and management in Southwestern France, 1985-1996.

@article{MarquesVidal2000TrendsIH,
  title={Trends in hypertension prevalence and management in Southwestern France, 1985-1996.},
  author={Pedro M. Marques-Vidal and J B Ruidavets and J P Cambou and Jean Ferri{\`e}res},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={1230-5}
}
The changes occurring in Southwestern France between 1985 and 1996 in hypertension prevalence, awareness and control were assessed in 622 men and 626 women for 1985 and in 614 men and 569 women for 1996. In women, prevalence of hypertension (defined as systolic blood pressure >/=160 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure >/=95 mmHg and/or presence of antihypertensive treatment) was 19% and 19% (NS), awareness was 67% and 87% (P < 0.001), treatment was 85% and 87% (NS) and control was 44% and 68… CONTINUE READING

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