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Comment & Response
January 22/29, 2014

Prevention and Control of Hypertension in Different Countries

Author Affiliations
  • 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

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.2-4