Control of Hypertension Among Adults — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2005–2008

June 17, 2012 by admin  
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Hypertension control has the potential to prevent a substantial number of deaths because although hypertension is common (affecting approximately 30% of the U.S. adult population), therapeutic interventions are effective, and control rates are below achievable levels (13). If implementation of health-care reform increases the number of people with regular access to primary care and access to affordable medications, it could have a substantial impact on control of hypertension in the U.S. population.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su6102a4.htm?s_cid=su6102a4_x

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