Worldwide prevalence of hypertension: a systematic review

@article{Kearney2004WorldwidePO,
  title={Worldwide prevalence of hypertension: a systematic review},
  author={Patricia M. Kearney and Megan Whelton and Kristi Reynolds and Paul K. Whelton and Jiang He},
  journal={Journal of Hypertension},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={11-19}
}
Purpose To examine the prevalence and the level of awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in different world regions. Study selection A literature search of the MEDLINE database, using the Medical Subject Headings prevalence, hypertension, blood pressure and cross-sectional studies, was conducted. Published studies, which reported the prevalence of hypertension and were conducted in representative population samples, were included in the review. The search was restricted to studies… 

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