Factors associated with not having a healthcare visit in the past year among US adults with hypertension: Data from NHANES 2013-2018

We examined factors associated with not having a healthcare visit in the past year among US adults with hypertension using data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2013-2018 (n=5,985). Hypertension was defined as systolic BP ≥140 mmHg, diastolic BP ≥90 mmHg, or antihypertensive medication use. Having a healthcare visit in the past year was self-reported.RESULTS: Overall, 7.0% of US adults with hypertension reported not having a healthcare visit in the past year. Those without versus with a healthcare visit in the past year were less likely to be aware they had hypertension (45.0% versus 83.9%), to be taking antihypertensive medication (36.7% versus 91.4%, among those who were aware they had hypertension) and to have controlled BP (systolic/diastolic BP
Source: American Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Biochemistry (Moscow) - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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