Objective To estimate the prevalence and distribution of hypertension and to determine the status of hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Xinjiang.
Methods The Cardiovascular Risk Survey in Xinjiang, A total of 14 618 adults, age ≥35 years in Xinjiang.
Results The standardisation prevalence is 42.25%. Prevalence rate of hypertension is 42.44% in Han, 35.2% in Uygur, 53.04% in Kazak respectively. Among hypertensive patients, only 45.5% were aware of their high blood pressure, 19.7% were taking antihypertensive medication, and 11.3% achieved blood pressure control (<140/90 mm Hg). These data are 46.7%, 29.6%, 6.1%; 48.5%, 18.3%, 14.2%; 41.5%, 14.5%, 4.6% as sequence in Han, Uygur and Kazak.
Conclusions Our results indicate that hypertension is highly prevalent in Xinjiang. The percentages of those with hypertension who are aware, treated, and controlled are relatively low.
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