INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol.47, no.3, pp.872-892, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
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Blood pressure, hypertension, population health, global health, non-communicable disease, CARDIOVASCULAR RISK-FACTORS, HEALTH EXAMINATION SURVEYS, HYPERTENSION PREVALENCE, SECULAR TRENDS, SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS, URBAN COMMUNITIES, POTASSIUM INTAKE, GLOBAL TRENDS, UNITED-STATES, SODIUM-INTAKE
Background: Change in the prevalence of raised blood pressure could be due to both shifts in the entire distribution of blood pressure (representing the combined effects of public health interventions and secular trends) and changes in its high-blood-pressure tail (representing successful clinical interventions to control blood pressure in the hypertensive population). Our aim was to quantify the contributions of these two phenomena to the worldwide trends in the prevalence of raised blood pressure.