Hypertension & pre-hypertension in developing countries

Pradeepa, R and Mohan, V (2008) Hypertension & pre-hypertension in developing countries. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 128 (12). pp. 688-690.



Hypertension is reported to be the fourth contributor to premature death in developed countries and the seventh in developing countries1. Recent reports indicate that nearly 1 billion adults (more than a quarter of the world’s population) had hypertension in 2000, and this is predicted to increase to 1.56 billion by 20252. Earlier reports also suggest that the prevalence of hypertension is rapidly increasing in developing countries3,4 and is one of the leading causes of death and disability in developing countries.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.icmr.nic.in/ijmr/2008/december/1202.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords:"Hypertension" "pre-hypertension" "developing countries"
Subjects:Diabetes Epidemiology
Divisions:Department of Epidemiology
Department of Diabetology
ID Code:31
Deposited On:03 Oct 2009 12:35
Last Modified:03 Oct 2009 12:35
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