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Prevention and Control of Hypertension in Different Countries

Md Mizanur Rahman, PhD1; Stuart Gilmour, MPH1
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1Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
JAMA. 2014;311(4):418-419. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285324.
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To the Editor Hypertension is the leading risk factor for death and disability worldwide. Dr Chow and colleagues1 provided statistics on prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension among selected high-, middle-, and low-income countries. The proportions of hypertension, awareness, treatment, and control reported in this article were strikingly different from other studies.24

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January 22, 2014
Clara K. Chow, PhD; Rita Yusuf, PhD; Roya Kelishadi, MD
1Cardiovascular Division, George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2Independent University, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
3Child Growth and Development Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
JAMA. 2014;311(4):419-420. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.285327.
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