Hypertension Epidemiology

Hypertension is a powerful risk factor for fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular disease events. Data from observational studies indicate that this risk is continuous, without evidence of a threshold, down to blood pressures as low as 115/75 mm Hg. Randomized controlled trials have convincingly shown that treatment of hypertension reduces the risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, and mortality.

Various studies of hypertension control have been performed in a variety of epidemiological and practice settings.Despite the recognition that diabetic persons are at especially high risk of cardiovascular disease, studies suggest that hypertension is as poorly controlled in diabetic persons as it is in non-diabetics. Chronic kidney disease represents another comorbidity associated with both difficult blood pressure control and high cardiovascular risk. Various patient characteristics have been associated with uncontrolled hypertension, including age, obesity, and lack of exercise. These characteristics are risk factors for hypertension itself and presumably contribute directly to difficult blood pressure control.

Related Conferences:

  1. Case Reports Conference, March 31-April 02, 2016 Valencia, Spain
  2. 3rd Medical Case Reports Conference, May 09-11, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  3. 2nd Clinical Case Reports Conference, April 18-20, 2016 Dubai, UAE
  4. Digital Pathology Conference, October 31-November 02, 2016 Valencia, Spain 
  5. 5th Pathology Conference, May 09-11, 2016 Chicago, USA
  6. 4th International Conference on Prehypertension, Hypertension & Cardio Metabolic Syndrome, Venice, Italy
  7. 2015 Asia Pacific Conference on Cardiometabolic Diseases Management, Mumbai, India
  8. 5th World Congress on Controversies to Consensus in Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension 2015, Istanbul, Turkey
  9. PHA’s International Pulmonary Hypertension Conference 2016, Dallas, USA
  10. 9th International Conference Neonatal & Childhood Pulmonary Vascular Disease 2016, San Francisco, CA

Women are about as likely as men to develop high blood pressure during their lifetimes. However, for people younger than 45 years old, the condition affects more men than women. For people 65 years old or older, high blood pressure affects more women than men. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are all risk factors that could lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke. In people aged 18 years or older hypertension is defined as a systolic and/or a diastolic blood pressure measurement consistently higher than an accepted normal value (currently 139 mmHg systolic, 89 mmHg diastolic. Hypertension occurs in around 0.2 to 3% of new-borns; however, blood pressure is not measured routinely in healthy new-borns. 

  • Morbidity and mortality
  • Rate of hypertension among adults
  • Prevalence of uncontrolled risk factors
  • Recent trends in prevalence of hypertension
  • Summary of health statistics

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