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Outcome among untreated hypertensives in the general population in Taiwan.
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PMID:  1286180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The outcome of untreated hypertension was investigated in a population of 17,713 persons in southern Taiwan who were aged 15 or over when they had taken part in a blood pressure survey in 1963. In the 27-year follow-up period, 55.8% of the overall mortality was comprised of those who were found to be hypertensive (as defined by WHO) in 1963, 31.3% by borderline hypertensives, and 22.6% by normotensives. The 27-year mortality rate due to stroke was much higher in hypertensives than in normotensives (11.4% vs 1.8%, respectively). The 5-year survival rates for mild, moderate and severe hypertensives were 89.9%, 82.7% and 72.3%, respectively, and the 20-year rates were 60.2%, 37.2% and 25.2%, respectively. The causes of death were also recorded: among hypertensives, stroke accounted for 23.2% of all deaths of known cause, cancer 20.5%, cardiovascular disease 21.7%, respiratory disease 11.8%, and other causes 22.9%. From the results, it is concluded that obvious differences in mortality and cause of death exist between untreated hypertensives and normotensives.
W P Tseng
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical sciences journal = Chung-kuo i hsüeh k'o hsüeh tsa chih / Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1001-9294     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. Sci. J.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-18     Completed Date:  1993-03-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9112559     Medline TA:  Chin Med Sci J     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Tz'u-hi Buddhist General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, China.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Cerebrovascular Disorders / mortality
Hypertension / mortality*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Taiwan / epidemiology

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