Journal article

Effective coverage for hypertension treatment among middle-aged adults and the older population in China, 2011 to 2013: A nationwide longitudinal study

Yang Zhao, Ajay Singh Mahal, Shenglan Tang, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Brian Oldenburg

Journal of Global Health | UNIV EDINBURGH, GLOBAL HEALTH SOC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Methods: We used the baseline survey and first follow-up surveys of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study of middle-aged and older populations conducted between 2011 and 2013. Correlates of effective coverage and treatment coverage for hypertension were analysed using multivariate logistic regression models, after controlling for demographic characteristics. Results: In 2011, 38.40% of 13 702 individuals surveyed were identified with hypertension. Overall, the effective treatment coverage among the middle-aged and older population in China from 2011 to 2013 was only 22.40% compared to the treatment coverage of 55.86%. Variations in effective coverage among patients enrolled in t..

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