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Mass screening for hypertension in Copenhagen supermarkets.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  53446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During its "heart week" in February, 1975, the Danish Heart Foundation drew the attention of the public to the problem of heart-disease with special reference to high blood-pressure; and 24 377 people attending supermarkets in Copenhagen took advantage of an offer to have their blood-pressure checked. There was a small charge for measurement, but the supermarket owners usually paid the fee on behalf of their customers. This unconventional approach to blood-pressure screening proved to be cheap, straightforward, and acceptable to the public. 23% of people measured were referred to their general practitioners for further evaluation.
P Schnohr; A T Hansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lancet     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0140-6736     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet     Publication Date:  1975 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-02-09     Completed Date:  1976-02-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985213R     Medline TA:  Lancet     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  969-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination
Consumer Participation
Health Education
Hypertension / diagnosis,  prevention & control*
Mass Screening / methods*
Middle Aged
Urban Population

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