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Hypertension studies in China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8268869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In China, hypertension (HT) prevalence increased from 7.7% in 1980 to over 11% in 1991. The higher prevalence of HT in the north and among urban populations may be due in part to higher body mass index (BMI) levels and dietary composition. Community control of HT has been organized since 1969. Reports from centers with a history of community control for over 10 years have indicated a 40% and 34% decrease respectively in the incidence of stroke and acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Sino-Monica Beijing Project shows that morbidity and mortality of stroke and coronary heart disease are higher in north China and urban centers, stroke is 4-8 times higher than coronary events. The trend from 1985-1989 was relatively steady. Although the mortality of stroke and AMI was decreasing, the case fatality rate remained high, and the rapid increase in the proportion of older population points to an urgent need for a nationwide prevention and control program.
L Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental hypertension (New York, N.Y. : 1993)     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1064-1963     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-03     Completed Date:  1994-02-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9305929     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Hypertens     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1015-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Hypertension, Cardiovascular Institute, Beijing, P.R.C.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Blood Pressure
Clinical Trials as Topic
Community Health Services
Epidemiologic Methods
Health Surveys
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  mortality,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Preventive Medicine / methods
Risk Factors
Survival Analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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