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Hypertension follow-up survey Laval, Quebec, 1988.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature221135
Source
Can J Public Health. 1993 May-Jun;84(3):174-6
Publication Type
Article
Author
L A Pica
M M Boucher
R. Grignon
R. Guibert
V. Déry
Author Affiliation
Département de santé communautaire, Cité de la Santé de Laval.
Source
Can J Public Health. 1993 May-Jun;84(3):174-6
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Blood pressure
Counseling
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Health Surveys
Humans
Hypertension - diagnosis - epidemiology - prevention & control - therapy
Male
Middle Aged
Office Visits - utilization
Patient Education as Topic
Prevalence
Quebec - epidemiology
Treatment Outcome
Abstract
In 1988, a follow-up study of a group of hypertensives (n = 278), identified two years earlier in a prevalence survey (1986), was conducted. Blood pressure (BP) levels, treatment and control status and medical follow-up were assessed. Subjects were classified as either known hypertensives or newly identified hypertensives. There was a moderate increase in blood pressure control over the two-year period in known hypertensives. Approximately half of newly identified hypertensives remained untreated, uncontrolled; half became ex-hypertensives. One third of the ex-hypertensives, however, still had high-normal diastolic readings (85-89 mm Hg). Newly identified hypertensives reported less frequent medical visits and fewer non-pharmacological recommendations from their physicians than known hypertensives. The study suggests that follow-up and counselling on modifiable risk factors in borderline and mild hypertensives might not be up to recent Canadian and American guidelines.
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8358692 View in PubMed
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The prevalence, awareness and control of hypertension in Laval, Quebec, 1986.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature228057
Source
Can J Public Health. 1990 Nov-Dec;81(6):427-30
Publication Type
Article
Author
L A Pica
M M Boucher
R. Grignon
Author Affiliation
Département de santé communautaire, Cité de la Santé de Laval, Québec.
Source
Can J Public Health. 1990 Nov-Dec;81(6):427-30
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age Factors
Female
Health Education - standards
Humans
Hypertension - epidemiology - prevention & control - psychology
Interviews as Topic
Male
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Quebec - epidemiology
Sex Factors
Abstract
The prevalence, awareness and control of hypertension were assessed in a representative sample (n = 1,374) of the Laval population (aged 30-69 years). The study was designed to identify people at increased risk for cardiovascular disease because of elevated blood pressure levels rather than to establish a strict clinical prevalence. Defining hypertension as systolic pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg and/or diastolic pressure greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg and/or on anti-hypertensive medication, the study found a prevalence of 25% (32% in men, 19% in women). Two thirds (67%) of the male hypertensives and 41% of the female hypertensives were previously unaware of their condition. One in three hypertensives were on medication, and less than half of these were under control. As observed in other studies, control was better in women. The study suggests the continuing need for high blood pressure education and detection in the Laval population, particularly among men.
PubMed ID
2282602 View in PubMed
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