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Hypertension in America: a national reading.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16300452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of hypertension in the United States is increasing despite increased awareness of the importance of controlling blood pressure (BP). The growing prevalence of obesity is a major factor in the increased prevalence of hypertension; the aging of the population is another factor. Age, weight, and ethnicity are strong predictors of hypertension. Blacks, older individuals, and people with diabetes have the highest rates. Although Healthy People 2010 has established a target of 50% for hypertension control, the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicates that only about 30% of individuals with hypertension have their BP controlled. Several barriers to effective BP control have been identified, including patient access and adherence to therapy and provider failure to initiate or intensify therapy.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of managed care     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1936-2692     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Manag Care     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-22     Completed Date:  2007-09-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613960     Medline TA:  Am J Manag Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S383-5     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Attitude of Health Personnel
Continental Population Groups / statistics & numerical data
Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Middle Aged
Obesity / epidemiology
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
United States / epidemiology

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