HYPERTENSION in LATIN-AMERICA - IMPORTANCE and APPROACHES TO CONTROL

HYPERTENSION in LATIN-AMERICA - IMPORTANCE and APPROACHES TO CONTROL

Autor Ribeiro, A. B. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Although data on prevalence of hypertension are very scarce available information show that hypertension is as frequent in Latin America as in Europe and USA. Morbidity and mortality data place hypertension as the leading cause of death and disability in virtually all countries in Latin America. New demographic changes point to an increase in the number of older age groups in Latin America. This will further increase the importance of hypertension as a public health problem. Urgent actions aiming to increase detection and treatment of hypertension are needed. Emphasis on risk factors may be particularly effective due to economic restrains.
Palavra-chave HYPERTENSION
URBANIZATION
ACCULTURATION
DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES
CONTROL POLICIES
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 1993-01-01
Publicado em Clinical and Experimental Hypertension. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc, v. 15, n. 6, p. 1005-1013, 1993.
ISSN 1064-1963 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Marcel Dekker Inc
Extensão 1005-1013
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10641969309037088
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:A1993MF61400009
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25302

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