HTN Rates Found To Vary Among Asian-Americans

May 2013
Renal & Urology News;May2013, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p42
The article presents the study conducted by the researchers at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute in Palo Alto, California regarding Filipino-Americans has the highest rates of hypertension followed by Japanese-Americans. It states that Filipinos has higher hypertension rates compared to non-Hispanic whites. The Japanese has 38.2 percent rate which similar to non-Hispanic. It also mentions that Filipinos and Japanese were the only Asian-American groups at risk of hypertension.


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