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Hypertension is increasing in United States

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.120-b (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:120
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Hypertension in the United States increased during the 1990s and now affects more than a quarter of the population. Less than a quarter of those affected have their hypertension under control.


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    Hypertension was most common among non-Hispanic black Americans, those aged 60 or older, and women

    Credit: STUART RAMSON/AP

    An analysis of the national health and nutrition examination …

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