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  1. Fulltext. Hypertension control and access to medical care in the inner city.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study assessed hypertension control among high-risk African Americans.

    Methods

    We interviewed 583 African Americans aged 18 years and older residing in 438 randomly selected inner-city households.

    Results

    Forty-two percent of the respondents were hypertensive.

    Bloo pressure was uncontrolled in 74% of hypertensive ersons, although 64% of hypertensive persons, although 64% of hypertensive persons reported having seen a physician within the previous 3 months.

    Hypertension control was associated with female gender and higher socioeconomic strata but not with public versus private sources of medical care.

    Conclusions

    Hypertension control is inadequate in this population, although health care services are used frequently.

    Hypertension control efforts should focus on the effectiveness of health care delivery.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Africain, Américain, Traitement, Organisation santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, African, American, Treatment, Public health organization, United States, North America, America, Human, Cardiovascular disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0000443

    Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 31/05/1999.