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About 90% of women who have normal blood pressure at the age of 65 will develop hypertension by age 85.

Vasan R, Beiser S, Seshadri S, Larson M, et al. Residual Lifetime Risk for Developing Hypertension in Middle-Aged Women and Men: The Framingham Heart Study. JAMA. 2002; 287(8): 1003-1010. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/287/8/1003

Reference

Title
Residual Lifetime Risk for Developing Hypertension in Middle-Aged Women and Men: The Framingham Heart Study
Publication
JAMA
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Vasan R, Beiser S, Seshadri S, Larson M, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 287, Issue 8
Pages
1003-1010
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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