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Titolo:
TRENDS IN BLOOD-PRESSURE LEVELS AND CONTROL OF HYPERTENSION IN FINLAND FROM 1982 TO 1997
Autore:
KASTARINEN MJ; SALOMAA VV; VARTIAINEN EA; JOUSILAHTI PJ; TUOMILEHTO JO; PUSKA PM; NISSINEN AM;
Indirizzi:
UNIV KUOPIO,DEPT PUBL HLTH & GEN PRACTICE,PB 1627 FIN-70211 KUOPIO FINLAND NATL PUBL HLTH INST,DEPT EPIDEMIOL & HLTH PROMOT HELSINKI FINLAND
Titolo Testata:
Journal of hypertension
fascicolo: 9, volume: 16, anno: 1998,
pagine: 1379 - 1387
SICI:
0263-6352(1998)16:9<1379:TIBLAC>2.0.ZU;2-F
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CORONARY HEART-DISEASE; NORTH-KARELIA; RISK-FACTORS; FOLLOW-UP; COMMUNITY; POPULATION; GUIDELINES; MANAGEMENT; PREVENTION; AWARENESS;
Keywords:
HYPERTENSION; BLOOD PRESSURE; PREVALENCE; AWARENESS; CROSS-SECTIONAL POPULATION SURVEY; CONTROL OF HYPERTENSION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
40
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Citazione:
M.J. Kastarinen et al., "TRENDS IN BLOOD-PRESSURE LEVELS AND CONTROL OF HYPERTENSION IN FINLAND FROM 1982 TO 1997", Journal of hypertension, 16(9), 1998, pp. 1379-1387

Abstract

Objective To assess the trends in blood pressure levels and hypertension control in Finland from 1982 to 1997. Design Four independent cross-sectional population surveys conducted in 1982, 1987, 1992 and 1997. Setting From 1982 to 1997, the provinces of North Karelia and Kuopio in eastern Finland and the region of Turku-Loimaa in southwestern Finland were surveyed. From 1992 to 1997, the Helsinki-Vantaa region in southern Finland was surveyed. Participants Men and women aged 25-64 years were selected randomly from the national population register. The total number of participants was 27 623. Main outcome measures We assessed mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure, prevalence of hypertension (subjects with systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 160 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 95 mmHg or current use of antihypertensive drug treatment) and antihypertensivedrug treatment and quality of hypertension care among hypertensive persons. Results Mean systolic blood pressure and the prevalence of hypertension decreased significantly in all areas except among men in the Helsinki-Vantaa region. The fall in mean diastolic pressure was significant only in eastern Finland. The proportion of hypertensives who were unaware of their condition fell from 45.5 to 24.1% in men and from 27.2 to 15.7% in women. At the same time, the proportion of hypertensives with adequately controlled blood pressure (systolic pressure < 160 mmHg and diastolic pressure < 95 mmHg) increased from 9.4 to 23.5% in men and from 16.0 to 36.7% in women. Conclusion Hypertension care in Finland has improved significantly during the last 15 years. However, the situation is still far from optimal. It is obvious that the biggestproblem in hypertension care has shifted from detection to adequate treatment of high blood pressure. J Hypertens 16:1379-1387 (C) 1998 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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