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[Management of arterial hypertension in Tunisia: the challenge of a developing country].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23029986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Tunisia is a north-African country where epidemiological and socio-economical transition lead cardio-metabolic diseases at the forefront of health concerns. Cardiovascular disease becomes the leading cause of death. Epidemiological studies noted that 30,6% of adults are hypertensive. Only 38,8% from those diagnosed with hypertension were aware about their disease. From those, 84% take antihypertensive treatment. Tunisian health authorities developed in 1993 a national program for diabetes and hypertension care. Hypertension benefits from a full support by the social security fund for policyholders and the state for the poor. Thus, hypertension followed by public health centers is controlled in 42.9% of cases.
F Jarraya; K Kammoun; H Mahfoudh; Kh Kammoun; J Hachicha
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revue médicale suisse     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1660-9379     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Med Suisse     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101219148     Medline TA:  Rev Med Suisse     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  fre     Pagination:  1725-6, 1728-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de néphrologie, CHU Hédi Chaker, Tunisie.
Vernacular Title:
Prise en charge de l'hypertension artérielle en Tunisie: le défi d'un pays en voie de développement.
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