publication . Article . 2008


Ostchega, Yechiam; Dillon, Charles F.; Hughes, Jeffery P.; Carroll, Margaret; Yoon, Sarah;
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  • Published: 10 Mar 2008 Journal: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, volume 55, pages 1,056-1,065 (issn: 0002-8614, eissn: 1532-5415, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
OBJECTIVES: To describe hypertension trends in U.S. adults aged 60 and older using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. SETTING: NHANES III (1988–1994) and NHANES 1999 to 2004. DESIGN: Cross‐sectional nationally representative health examination survey. PARTICIPANTS: Participants in NHANES III (n=5,093) and NHANES 1999 to 2004 (n=4,710). MEASUREMENTS: Blood pressure (BP). RESULTS: In 1999 to 2004, 67% of U.S. adults aged 60 and older years were hypertensive, an increase of 10% from NHANES III. Between 1988 to 1994 and 1999 to 2004, hypertension control increased for men from 39% to 51% (P<.05) but remained unchanged for women (35% to 3...
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