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Control of hypertension among adults - national health and nutrition examination survey, United States, 2005-2008.
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PMID:  22695459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and approximately 1 million heart attacks and 700,000 strokes occur annually. Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke; the unadjusted prevalence of hypertension among U.S. adults aged ≥18 years is approximately 31% (representing 68 million adults), and hypertension increases with age to approximately 70% among persons aged ≥65 years. Hypertension contributes to one out of every seven deaths in the United States, and approximately 70% of persons who have a first heart attack or stroke or who have heart failure have hypertension. In clinical trials, treatment of hypertension was associated with substantial reductions in stroke incidence (35%-40%), myocardial infarction (20%-25%), and heart failure (>50%). The estimated annual direct costs of hypertension are approximately $69.9 billion, and the estimated annual indirect costs are $23.6 billion.
Paula W Yoon; Cathleen D Gillespie; Mary G George; Hilary K Wall;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries (Washington, D.C. : 2002)     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1545-8636     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Surveill Summ     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101142015     Medline TA:  MMWR Surveill Summ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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