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Close to 1/3 of American adults with high blood pressure do not know they have it, which increases the risk of related complications and other diseases.

Jones, Daniel, and John Hall. The National High Blood Pressure Education Program: Thirty years and counting. Hypertension. 2002; 39(5): 941-42. http://hyper.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/39/5/941.pdf

Reference

Title
The National High Blood Pressure Education Program: Thirty years and counting
Publication
Hypertension
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Jones, Daniel, and John Hall
Volume & Issue
Volume 39, Issue 5
Pages
941-42
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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