Journal article

May Measurement Month 2017: an analysis of blood pressure screening results from Australia-South-East Asia and Australasia

Revathy Carnagarin, Ricardo Fonseca, Derrin Brockman, Dagmara Hering, Vance B Matthews, Anastasia Mihailidou, Christopher Reid, Rebecca Lee, Gavin W Lambert, Louise M Burrell, James E Sharman, Xin Xia, Neil R Poulter, Thomas Beaney, Shariful M Islam, Melinda Carrington, Markus P Schlaich

EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL SUPPLEMENTS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Increased blood pressure (BP) is the single biggest contributing risk factor to the global disease burden. May Measurement Month (MMM) is a global initiative of the International Society of Hypertension aimed at raising awareness of high BP. In Australia, hypertension affects around six million adults and continues to remain the greatest attributable cause of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity (48.3%), stroke deaths (28%), and kidney disease (14%). An opportunistic cross-sectional survey was carried out during May 2017 predominantly in capital cities across Australia which included adult volunteers. Blood pressure measurement, the definition of hypertension and statistical analysis follo..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all the institutions that allowed us to perform MMM17 at their respective sites and the countless volunteers without whom this initiative would not have been possible. We also would like to thank Omron Australia and A&D Australasia for their generous support by providing the automated BP devices.