Special Populations: An Evidence-Based Approach To Managing Asymptomatic Elevated Blood Pressure In The Emergency Department
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Special Populations

The CDC analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for the years 2003-2010 to examine racial and ethnic differences in hypertension control, awareness, and treatment. 68 This is a cross-sectional survey designed to monitor the health and nutrition status of the United States civilian population. The proportion of Mexican American and black populations with stage 1 and 2 hypertension is greater than in whites. In addition, patients belonging to these 2 groups were significantly younger than whites, suggesting that race and ethnicity may be risk factors for earlier development of this disease.

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