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Title: Prevalence of hypertension in south-western Saudi Arabia
Authors: Abol Fotouh, M.A.
Issue Date: 1996
Language: English
Abstract: Prevalence of hypertension was surveyed in south-western Saudi Arabia. Hypertension was ascertained by measuring blood pressure under standard conditions and by interview for positive history. The overall prevalence was 11.1%, and the age-adjusted prevalence was 10.6% in men and 11.4% in women. Prevalence increased significantly by age. Among previously known cases, 76% were receiving treatment, but only 20% were found controlled. It is concluded that hypertension affects a sizeable proportion of Saudi communities. Further efforts are needed to improve control of the disease
Description: 211-218
Keywords: Cross-Sectional Studies
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Blood Pressure Determination
Subject: Hypertension
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119128
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0202/emhj_1996_2_2_211_218.pdf
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