This study assessed hypertension control among high-risk African Americans.
We interviewed 583 African Americans aged 18 years and older residing in 438 randomly selected inner-city households.
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.
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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Cote : 99-0000443
Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 31/05/1999.