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May Measurement Month 2019 The Global Blood Pressure Screening Campaign of the International Society of Hypertension

Thomas Beaney, Aletta E Schutte, George S Stergiou, Claudio Borghi, Dylan Burger, Fadi Charchar, Suzie Cro, Alejandro Diaz, Albertino Damasceno, Walter Espeche, Arun Pulikkottil Jose, Nadia Khan, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Anuj Maheshwari, Marcos J Marin, Arun More, Dinesh Neupane, Peter Nilsson, Mansi Patil, Dorairaj Prabhakaran Show all



Elevated blood pressure remains the single biggest risk factor contributing to the global burden of disease and mortality. May Measurement Month is an annual global screening campaign aiming to improve awareness of blood pressure at the individual and population level. Adults (≥18 years) recruited through opportunistic sampling were screened at sites in 92 countries during May 2019. Ideally, 3 blood pressure readings were measured for each participant, and data on lifestyle factors and comorbidities were collected. Hypertension was defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥140 mm Hg, or a diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mm Hg (mean of the second and third readings) or taking antihypertensive medica..

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Funding Acknowledgements

May Measurement Month (MMM) is an initiative of the International Society of Hypertension. MMM 2019 was generously supported by Servier through the Institut la Conference Hippocrate. As a supporter of the study, Servier had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing of the report. The first and corresponding authors had full access to all the data in the study and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.