TABLE 7.3Estimated Annual Cost to Control Hypertension with Medication

CountryTotal Population Cost of Controlling Hypertension (Intl $ millions)% of GDP (2008, Intl $ millions)% of Total Health Expenditures
USA14,4040.100.66
China4,3460.051.22
Czech Republic2000.081.14
Mexico1,6620.111.74
Chile4110.173.20
Iran4690.060.72
Egypt2540.060.91
South Africa2300.050.54
Pakistan1500.031.71
India4,8210.142.90

From: 7, Making Choices to Reduce the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease

Cover of Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World
Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World: A Critical Challenge to Achieve Global Health.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease: Meeting the Challenges in Developing Countries; Fuster V, Kelly BB, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.
Copyright © 2010, National Academy of Sciences.

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