Urban-rural differences in hypertension prevalence, blood pressure control, and systolic blood pressure levels

  • Published on 12/02/2024
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Heindl Brittain 1, Howard George 2, Clarkson Stephen 1, Kamin Mukaz Debora 3, Lackland Daniel 4, Muntner Paul 5, Jackson Elizabeth A. 1

1 https://ror.org/008s83205 Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL USA
2 https://ror.org/008s83205 Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL USA
3 https://ror.org/0155zta11 Department of Medicine, Larner College of Medicine University of Vermont Burlington VT USA
4 https://ror.org/012jban78 Department of Neurology, College of Medicine Medical University of South Carolina Charleston SC USA
5 https://ror.org/008s83205 Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham AL USA

Abstract

Higher rates of cardiovascular events have been observed among rural residents compared with urban. Hypertension and lack of blood pressure (BP) control are risk factors for cardiovascular events. We compared the prevalence of hypertension and controlled BP, and the distribution of systolic blood pressure (SBP), by urban-rural residence. Participants from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study, a prospective cohort of Black and White adults...

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