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Close to 50% of Americans 45 or older have high blood pressure.

Jones D, Hall J. 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 D, Hall J
Volume & Issue
Volume 39, Issue 5
Pages
941-42
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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