Hypertension in the Jerusalem 70 year olds study population: Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control

M. Bursztyn, O. Shpilberg, G. M. Ginsberg, A. Cohen, J. Stessman

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Abstract

As part of the Jerusalem 70 year olds study, we evaluated the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension (blood pressure ≤ 160 mm Hg systolic and/or ≤ 95 mm Hg diastolic, or current treatment with prescribed antihypertensive medications). The study cohort consisted of 448 participants, 224 of whom had hypertension. Relative to other populations, awareness was high (87%). Although the treatment rate was also relatively high (86%), the control rate was only 43%. Untreated isolated systolic hypertension was uncommon (5%), as was orthostatic hypotension (6.9%). Thus, despite a remarkable degree of awareness and treatment rate of hypertension, control levels were disappointingly low. This finding, if confirmed, requires further elucidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-633
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume32
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Awareness
  • Cohort study
  • Control
  • Elderly
  • Hypertension
  • Longitudinal study
  • Treatment

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