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Trends in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in older Mexican Americans, 1993-2005.
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PMID:  20727787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe trends in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control among older Mexican Americans living in the Southwestern United States from 1993-1994 to 2004-2005.
METHODS: This study is a comparison between two separate cross-sectional cohorts of non-institutionalized Mexican Americans 75 years of age or older from the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly (919 subjects from the 1993-1994 cohort and 738 from the 2004-2005 cohort). Data were collected on self-reported hypertension, measured blood pressure, medications, as well as sociodemographic and other health-related factors.
RESULTS: Hypertension prevalence increased from 73.0% in the period 1993-1994 to 78.4% in 2004-2005. Cross-cohort multivariate analyses showed that the higher odds of hypertension in the 2004-2005 cohort was attenuated by adding diabetes and obesity to the model. There was a significant increase in hypertension awareness among hypertensives (63.0% to 82.6%) and in control among treated hypertensives (42.5% to 55.4%). Cross-cohort multivariate analyses showed that the higher odds of control in 2004-2005 cohorts were accentuated by adding diabetes to the model. There were no significant changes in treatment rates (62.2% to 65.6%)
CONCLUSION: Hypertension prevalence in very old Mexican Americans residing in the Southwestern United States was higher in 2004-2005 than in 1993-1994 and was accompanied by a significant increase in awareness and control rates.
Majd AlGhatrif; Majd Al Ghatrif; Yong-Fang Kuo; Soham Al Snih; Mukaila A Raji; Laura A Ray; Kyriakos S Markides
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-08-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of epidemiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1873-2585     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-06     Completed Date:  2011-03-04     Revised Date:  2014-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100013     Medline TA:  Ann Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Hypertension / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  ethnology*
Mexican Americans / statistics & numerical data*
United States / epidemiology
Grant Support
1R01AG031178-01A1S1/AG/NIA NIH HHS; 5P50CA105631-05/CA/NCI NIH HHS; AG10939/AG/NIA NIH HHS; K12 HD052023/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12 HD052023-01/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12HD52023/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; P50 CA105631/CA/NCI NIH HHS; P50 CA105631-05/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 AG010939/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG010939-15/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG031178/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG031178-01A1S1/AG/NIA NIH HHS; Z99 AG999999/AG/NIA NIH HHS
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents
Erratum In:
Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Apr;22(4):302
Note: Al Ghatrif, Majd [corrected to AlGhatrif, Majd]

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