Journal article

Trends and Inequalities in the Health Care and Hypertension Outcomes in China, 2011 to 2015

Yang Zhao, Ajay Singh Mahal, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Ameera Katar, Brian Oldenburg, Luwen Zhang

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Hypertension is one of the most significant and common risk factors for cardiovascular disease, yet it remains poorly controlled in China. This study aims to examine trends and socioeconomic inequalities in the management of hypertension between 2011 and 2015 in China and to investigate the association between antihypertensive medication treatment and reduction of blood pressure, using nationally representative data. Methods: Concentration curve and concentration index were used to assess socioeconomic-related inequalities in hypertension care and health service utilisation. The fixed-effects analysis was performed to measure the impact of medication treatment on reduction of blo..

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Grants

Awarded by Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province


Awarded by Guangdong Province Medical Science and Technology Research Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by The Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (grant number 2018030310559) and The Guangdong Province Medical Science and Technology Research Foundation (B2018249).