Science News : EPINPAM 2012 : Tuesday

Updated:Mar 15,2013


Tues., March 13, 2012 - 4:00 p.m. PST

epinpam12_poster_bower-[Compatibility-Mode]Glycated Hemoglobin and Risk of Incident Hypertension in the
Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
Julie K. Bower, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md.
Poster presentation  |  Summary slides

Related Statistics:
  • One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure.
  • Among hypertensive adults, 80 percent are aware of their condition, 71 percent are under current treatment, and only 48 percent of those treated have their hypertension controlled.
  • In 1998-2008, the death rate caused by high blood pressure increased 20.2 percent, and the actual number of deaths rose 49.7 percent.
Learn more in Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics: 2012 Update

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