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dc.contributor.authorBrekke, Metteeng
dc.contributor.authorHunskår, Steinareng
dc.contributor.authorStraand, Jørundeng
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-24T16:29:41Z
dc.date.available2006-11-24T16:29:41Z
dc.date.issued2006-10-19eng
dc.identifier.citationBMC Geriatrics 6(16)
dc.identifier.issn1471-2318eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/1965
dc.description.abstractBackground: In an elderly, community based population we aimed at investigating antihypertensive and lipid lowering medication use in relation to own and familiar cardiovascular morbidity and diabetes mellitus, as well as to lifestyle factors and general health. We also examined levels of blood pressure in untreated and treated residents, to investigate factors correlating with blood pressure control. Methods: A health survey carried out in 1997-9 in the county of Hordaland, Norway included a self-administered questionnaire mailed to 4 338 persons born in 1925-7. Drug use the day prior to filling in the questionnaire was reported. A health check-up was carried out, where their systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP), body mass index (BMI), and serum-cholesterol level were recorded. Results: One third of respondents used one or more antihypertensive drugs, while 13% of men and women were treated with a statin. Diabetes mellitus, own or relatives'cardiovascular disease, having quit smoking, physical inactivity, and overweight correlated with antihypertensive treatment. Mean blood pressure was lower in respondents not on treatment. Among those on treatment, 38% of men and 29% of women had reached a target BP-level of lower than 140/90 mm Hg. Own cardiovascular disease and a low BMI correlated with good BP-control. Conclusion: One third of 70–74 year old individuals living in the community used one or more antihypertensive drugs. Only around one third of those treated had reached a target BP-level of less than 140/90 mm Hg. Own cardiovascular disease and a low BMI correlated with good BP-control.en
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dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherBioMed Centraleng
dc.titleAntihypertensive and lipid lowering treatment in 70–74 year old individuals – predictors for treatment and blood-pressure control : a population based survey. The Hordaland Health Study (HUSK)eng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.typePeer reviewedeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800nob
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bora.cristinID374446eng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-6-16eng
dc.identifier.cristinID374446eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-6-16


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