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Why some adult Canadians do not have blood pressure measured.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18046100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Regular blood pressure (BP) measurements are required to identify people with hypertension and to optimally manage their cardiovascular risk. Analyses of data from the 2000-2001 Canadian Community Health Survey showed that most adult Canadians have had a BP assessment in the previous 2 years and few have never had one. Large numbers of persons without BP recordings were observed, however, among persons who were younger, were male, who did not have either a regular doctor or physician contact in the previous year, who were recent immigrants or visible minorities (nonwhite and non-Aboriginal), and who spoke neither French nor English. Common reasons reported for not having a BP assessment included believing it was not necessary and simply not getting around to it. Education programs targeting those at risk as well as more convenient BP screening may improve awareness and testing.
Ernest Amankwah; Norman R C Campbell; Colleen Maxwell; Jay Onysko; Hude Quan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1524-6175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-29     Completed Date:  2008-04-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888554     Medline TA:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  944-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Health Behavior* / ethnology
Hypertension / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Socioeconomic Factors

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