US trends in prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension, 1988-2008.

  title={US trends in prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension, 1988-2008.},
  author={Brent M. Egan and Yan-ping Zhao and Robert Neal Axon},
  volume={303 20},
CONTEXT Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and treatment and control of hypertension reduces risk. The Healthy People 2010 goal was to achieve blood pressure (BP) control in 50% of the US population. OBJECTIVE To assess progress in treating and controlling hypertension in the United States from 1988-2008. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1988-1994 and 1999-2008 in five 2-year blocks included 42 856… CONTINUE READING
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