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Lifetime risk of developing hypertension is estimated at 90% for people with normal blood pressures at age 55 or 65 and who live to age 80 to 85, respectively.

Cutler D, Long G, Berndt E, Royer J, et al. The Value Of Antihypertensive Drugs: A perspective on medical innovation. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 97-110

Reference

Title
The Value Of Antihypertensive Drugs: A perspective on medical innovation
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Cutler D, Long G, Berndt E, Royer J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
97-110

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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