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Progression from Prehypertension to Hypertension in a Jamaican Cohort: Incident Hypertension and its Predictors

Prehypertension is associated with an approximately three-fold increase in the incidence of hypertension over an average four-year follow-up period. Overweight status, older age and female gender are also significant predictors for the development of hypertension.


Objectives: To estimate the incidence of hypertension in people with and without prehypertension and determine the factors that predict progression to hypertension.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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