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Prevalence of hypertension among the elderly in an urban community.

Authors
  • Cohen, C I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1975
Volume
23
Issue
4
Pages
165–168
Identifiers
PMID: 1117118
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results of a hypertension screening project conducted in senior citizen agencies in Manhattan are presented. The prevalence of hypertension among elderly females tended to conform to the data of the Nation Health Surgery of 1960-62, but the prevalence among elderly males was much higher than in the National Survey. The prevalence of hypertension varied inversely with the educational level. Various implications for future medical evaluations of the elderly are discussed, based on the clinical and social data obtained.

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