Awareness and control of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia in France and Northern Ireland

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_E7DACE759E21
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Awareness and control of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia in France and Northern Ireland
Journal
Qjm : Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
Author(s)
Marques-Vidal P., Evans A.E., Cambou J.P., Arveiler D., Luc G., Bingham A., Cambien F.
ISSN
1460-2725 (Print)
ISSN-L
1460-2393
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1997
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
90
Number
5
Pages
341-345
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
We assessed awareness and control of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia in a cross-sectional study of 586 men from France and 189 from Northern Ireland, aged 35-55, without known coronary artery disease. Prevalence of hypertension was 28% in France and 31% in Northern Ireland (p < 0.42). In France, 70% of hypertensive subjects were aware of their status, vs. 58% in Northern Ireland (p < 0.10). Overall, 40% of subjects with a history of hypertension were untreated, and only 32% of the French and 12% of the Northern Irish subjects treated for hypertension (diet with/without drugs) were normotensive. The prevalence of hypercholesterolaemia was 46% in France and 48% in Northern Ireland (p < 0.62). In France, 59% of hypercholesterolaemic subjects were aware of their status, vs. only 17% in Northern Ireland (p < 0.0001). In both countries, half of those with a history of hypercholesterolaemia were untreated, and only 47% of the French and 43% of the Northern Irish patients treated for hypercholesterolaemia (diet with/without drugs) were controlled. While awareness of hypertension is comparable in France and Northern Ireland, awareness of hypercholesterolaemia is much lower in the latter. Control of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia in both countries is poor and should be improved.
Keywords
Anticholesteremic Agents/administration & dosage, Antihypertensive Agents/administration & dosage, France/epidemiology, Hypercholesterolemia/epidemiology, Hypercholesterolemia/prevention & control, Hypercholesterolemia/therapy, Hypertension/epidemiology, Hypertension/prevention & control, Hypertension/therapy, Northern Ireland/epidemiology
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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