Less than half of hypertension patients have condition under control

01/28/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Lack of awareness, aversion to treatment side effects and lifestyle choices are among the factors that explain why more than half of Americans with hypertension aren't seeing improvements in their condition, according to experts. Still, there is evidence the situation has improved. Some 76 million American adults have hypertension, and 48% have the condition under control, up from 29% in 2000.

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