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Self-reported Hypertension on a Caribbean Island.
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PMID:  22505960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Although current guidelines emphasize the importance of hypertension knowledge, little is known about accuracy of this knowledge, factors affecting accuracy and the relationship of self-reported hypertension with cardiovascular disease (CVD).
METHODS: One hundred and forty seven subjects were asked to provide self-reported data on hypertension.
RESULTS: These were correlated with levels of systolic and diastolic hypertension measures. Demographic characteristics were considered as determinants of awareness and accuracy. Women were more likely than men to be aware of their hypertension levels. However men were more likely to exercise, use salt, smoke and consume alcohol. Women were more likely to be hypertensive, nonsmokers, and moderate drinkers. Higher levels of self-reported hypertension were strongly associated with increased risk of CVD. Women that smoke, have untreated hypertension, or a sedentary lifestyle have a decrease in awareness of their hypertension levels.
CONCLUSIONS: Self-reported hypertension underestimates measured values, but is strongly related to CVD. Lack of awareness of elevated hypertension is associated with increased risk of CVD.
KEYWORDS: Cardiovascular disease; Hypertension; Risk factors; Self-report; Caribbean.
Cristobal S Berry-Caban; Leslee Sanders; Olumuyiwa O Adeboye
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical medicine research     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1918-3003     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Med Res     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-16     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2012-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101538301     Medline TA:  J Clin Med Res     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-23     Citation Subset:  -    
Clinical Data Services, Information Management Division, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC, USA.
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