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Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in Turkey (the PatenT study) in 2003.
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PMID:  16148604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To determine the distribution of blood pressure (BP) and prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in Turkey (PatenT).
DESIGN: A population-based cross-sectional epidemiology survey was carried out in 2003.
SETTING: Twenty-six cities from seven geographical provinces of Turkey, with proportional representation of urban and rural populations.
PARTICIPANTS: A two-stage stratified sampling method was used to select a sample of the adult population over 18 years of age. The total number of participants was 4910.
INTERVENTIONS: Data collection and BP measurements were conducted by specifically trained physicians in the households of the participants.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The mean systolic and diastolic BP levels, distribution of blood pressure, prevalence of hypertension (mean systolic BP>or=140 mmHg or mean diastolic BP>or=90 mmHg, or previously diagnosed and/or taking antihypertensive drugs), awareness, treatment and control of hypertension were assessed.
RESULTS: The overall age-adjusted and sex-adjusted prevalence of hypertension in Turkey was 31.8%, and it was higher in women than in men (36.1 versus 27.5%, P<0.001). In the whole group, 32.2% had never had their BP measured. Overall, 40.7% of those with hypertension were aware of their diagnosis, only 31.1% were receiving pharmacologic treatment and only 8.1% had their BP under control. The subjects who were aware and treated had a control ratio of 20.7%.
CONCLUSIONS: PatenT data indicate that hypertension is a highly prevalent but inadequately managed health problem in Turkey. There is an urgent need for population-based strategies to improve the prevention, early detection and control of hypertension.
Authors:
Bülent Altun; Mustafa Arici; Gökhan Nergizoğlu; Ulver Derici; Oktay Karatan; Cetin Turgan; Sükrü Sindel; Bülent Erbay; Enver Hasanoğlu; Sali Cağlar;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hypertension     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0263-6352     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-08     Completed Date:  2005-12-21     Revised Date:  2013-02-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8306882     Medline TA:  J Hypertens     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1817-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine Department of Nephrology, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Pressure / drug effects
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Hypertension / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Male
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Sex Factors
Turkey / epidemiology

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