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Incidence of Hypertension in a Cohort of Spanish University Graduates:The SUN Study
Other Titles: Incidencia de hipertensión arterial en una cohorte de graduados universitarios españoles: el estudio SUN
Authors: Beunza, J.J. (Juan José)
Martinez-Gonzalez, M.A. (Miguel Angel)
Serrano-Martinez, M. (Manuel)
Alonso, A. (Alvaro)
Keywords: Hypertension
Prospective studies
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier España
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ISSN: 1885-5857
Citation: Beunza JJ, Martinez-Gonzalez MA, Serrano-Martinez M, Alonso A. Incidence of hypertension in a cohort of Spanish university graduates: the SUN study. Rev Esp Cardiol 2006 Dec;59(12):1331-1334.
Hypertension is a major public health problem. However, no estimates of age- and sex-specific incidences are available for the Spanish population. Our objective was to estimate the incidence of hypertension in a cohort of university graduates in Spain. We followed up 5648 individuals aged 25-65 years who were initially free of hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease for a median of 30 months. New diagnoses of hypertension were identified using mailed questionnaires. We validated the self-reported diagnosis of hypertension. In 18 250 person-years of follow-up, we identified 248 new cases of hypertension. The unadjusted incidences of hypertension in women and men were 8.2 per 1000 person-years (95% CI, 6.7-10.1) and 21.8 per 1000 person-years (95% CI, 18.6-25.4), respectively. The cumulative probability of receiving a medical diagnosis of hypertension by the age of 65 years was 50% among women and 72% among men. In conclusion, we have provided new evidence confirming that hypertension is one of the most important public health problems in Spain.
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