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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 May 27;65(20):523. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6520a5.

Announcement: National High Blood Pressure Education Month - May 2016.

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Abstract

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States.* High blood pressure affects one third of U.S. adults, or approximately 75 million persons, yet approximately 11 million of these persons are not aware they have hypertension, and approximately 18 million are not being treated (unpublished data) (1,2).

PMID:
27227822
DOI:
10.15585/mmwr.mm6520a5
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