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Determinants of control of high blood pressure. The Oslo Health Study 2000-2001.
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PMID:  15771218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine determinants of control of high blood pressure in Oslo, Norway. METHODS: The Oslo Health Study 2000-2001, a population-based survey, included 6301 men and 7645 women born in 1924/25, 1940/41, 1955 and 1960 that were screened for high blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors. Uncontrolled high blood pressure was defined as systolic > 140 mmHg or diastolic > 90 mmHg or both. RESULTS: Use of antihypertensive drugs was 4.1% at age 40-45 years, 19.1% at age 60 years and 35.8% at age 75 years. Among pharmacologically treated subjects with diabetes or cardiovascular disease (CVD), one-third of subjects aged 40-45 years, over one-half of those aged 60 years and nearly two-thirds of those aged 75 years had uncontrolled high blood pressure. These proportions were 8-13 percentage points higher in subjects without diabetes or CVD. Among pharmacologically treated men, younger age, use of statins, body mass index below 25 kg/m2, and CVD or diabetes were associated with a lower risk of uncontrolled high blood pressure. Among treated women, younger age and cigarette smoking were associated with a lower risk (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: The presence of CVD or diabetes and the prescription of cholesterol-lowering statins were independently associated with better control of blood pressure. Non-smoking women were more likely to have uncontrolled high blood pressure than their smoking counterparts.
Serena Tonstad; Kari Furu; Elin Olaug Rosvold; Svetlana Skurtveit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood pressure     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0803-7051     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Press.     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-17     Completed Date:  2005-05-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301454     Medline TA:  Blood Press     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Preventive Cardiology, Preventive Medicine Clinic, Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Body Mass Index
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology,  physiopathology
Data Collection
Diabetes Complications / epidemiology,  physiopathology
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Hypertension / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Smoking / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents; 0/Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors

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