Treatment of raised blool pressure in the population : session I : results from different countries. Paris, FRA, 1996/12/11.
The reunification of Germany has made it possible to compare the health care in two independently developed social structures.
The prevalence of hypertension was considerably greater in East German men and women, compared with West German men and women, although salt intake was lower in East Germany than in West Germany.
Cardiovascular mortality was correspondingly greater.
A centralized public health effort was used in East Germany, whereas in West Germany, the activities were decentralized and to a large extent dependent on private philanthropists.
In the last two decades, cardiovascular mortality declined in West German men and women, whereas the same was not true for East German men and women.
Hypertension incidence, awareness, treatment, and control have improved slightly in Germany, but not enough to explain the improved morbidity figures.
Twenty percent of men and women remain unaware of their hypertension, 40% are aware but not treated, and only half are aware and controlled.
Complacency is unjustified in Germany and much needs to be done.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Homme, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Antihypertenseur, Allemagne, Europe, Diagnostic, Allemagne(république fédérale), Allemagne(république démocratique), Epidémiologie, Evolution, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Human, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Antihypertensive agent, Germany, Europe, Diagnosis, West Germany, East Germany, Epidemiology, Evolution, Cardiovascular disease
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Code Inist : 002B02F05. Création : 25/01/1999.