Journal article

Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of high blood pressure among Chinese rural population in Haimen, Jiangsu

T Li, Y Xian, H-M Mao, W-J Jiang, L Zhang, EPF Chow, J-P Huang, Y-H Lu, T Tian, S-Y Jiang, X Zhuang

JOURNAL OF HUMAN HYPERTENSION | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

Nowadays, high blood pressure (HBP) is one of the most common chronic diseases in China. This survey aims to assess HBP prevalence, and related disease awareness, treatment and control among rural population in Haimen, Jiangsu province, China. A total of 7538 rural residents, aged over 18 years, from four randomly selected villages in Haimen, were selected to participate in the blood pressure examination in September 2010, the male-to-female ratio of participants was 1:1.57. In all, 2034 patients were diagnosed with HBP. The total crude prevalence of HBP was 26.98%, the overall standardized prevalence of HBP was 24.38%. Both male and female prevalence rates demonstrate ascending trend with a..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Wei-Gen Lu and Jian Qing (Haimen Health Bureau) and Haimen Center for Disease Control and Prevention for assistance in the investigation, and we also thank Dr Jing Xiao (Department of Biostatistics, Nantong University) for her comments with data analysis. In addition, we also thank China's Rural Health Development Program funded by Management of World Bank.