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Prehypertension in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa: An opportunity for early prevention of clinical hypertension

Agyemang C, Owusu-Dabo E ...see all

Public Health, vol. 122, issue 1 (2008) pp. 19-24

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Abstract

Objective: To assess prehypertension among Ghanaian adults in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: There were 1431 participants aged 18 years or more. Prehypertension was defined as blood pressure of 120-139/80-89 mmHg. Main outcome measures: Prehypertension. Results: Overall, 31% of the study population were normotensive, 40% were prehypertensive and 29% were hypertensive. Prehypertension was more common in non-hypertensive males than non-hypertensive females (66% vs 49%, P

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  • Africa
  • Blood pressure
  • Ghana
  • Hypertension
  • Prehypertension

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Authors

  • Charles Agyemang

  • Ellis Owusu-Dabo

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