Prevalence of hypertension in south-western Saudi Arabia
AbstractPrevalence 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
Abol Fotouh, M.A. (1996). Prevalence of hypertension in south-western Saudi Arabia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119128
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2 (2), 211-218, 1996
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