Hypertension in a Mixed Community

Hypertension is a common and world-wide disease but its na1ure varies in different races and countries (Evans and Rose, 1971; Howthorne et aI., 1974). Rise in blood pressure is a hazard to health and an important risk factor in cardiovascular mortality and morbidity (Kannel, 1972). There is good evidence that control of blood pressure prolongs life a…

 

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