In a study of both socioeconomically disadvantaged and socioeconomically advantaged neighborhoods, better access to primary health care was associated with improved high blood pressure awareness and control.
These associations existed whether residents lived in socioeconomically disadvantaged or socioeconomically advantaged neighborhoods.
The study’s findings suggest that regardless of where people live, they may benefit from blood pressure control programs that increase access to primary health care.
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(NewMediaWire) – September 06, 2022 – DALLAS Having easier access to primary care physicians may increase high blood pressure awareness and control regardless of where a person lives, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomesa peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.
According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of all Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure), and many don’t even know they