Standards for the Uniform Reporting of Hypertension in Adults Using Population Survey Data

Recommendations From the World Hypertension League Expert Committee

Marianne E. Gee, Norm Campbell, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Tazeen Jafar, Tej K. Khalsa, Birinder Mangat, Neil Poulter, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, S. Sonkodi, Paul K. Whelton, Mark Woodward, Xin Hua Zhang

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Abstract

Surveillance and monitoring of cardiovascular risk factors including raised blood pressure are critical to informing efforts to prevent and control cardiovascular disease. Yet, many countries lack the capacity for adequate national surveillance. Furthermore, hypertension indicators are often reported in different ways, which hampers the ability to compare and assess progress. In order to encourage standardized hypertension surveillance reporting, the World Hypertension League assembled an Expert Committee to develop a standard set of core indicators, definitions, and recommended analyses. The recommended core indicators are: (1) blood pressure distribution, (2) prevalence of hypertension, (3) awareness of the condition, (4) antihypertensive drug treatment, and (5) control of hypertension based on drug therapy. Each of these can be reported overall and by age group and sex, with crude and age-standardized changes tracked over time in order to assess the impact of instituted policies and programs for hypertension prevention and control. An expanded list of indicators can also facilitate tracking of hypertension prevention and control efforts. Widespread adoption of these indicators and analyses could benefit all those conducting and analyzing hypertension surveys and will facilitate hypertension surveillance efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-781
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Hypertension
Volume16
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014

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Hypertension
Population
Blood Pressure
Surveys and Questionnaires
Antihypertensive Agents
Cardiovascular Diseases
Age Groups
Drug Therapy

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medicine(all)

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Standards for the Uniform Reporting of Hypertension in Adults Using Population Survey Data : Recommendations From the World Hypertension League Expert Committee. / Gee, Marianne E.; Campbell, Norm; Sarrafzadegan, Nizal; Jafar, Tazeen; Khalsa, Tej K.; Mangat, Birinder; Poulter, Neil; Prabhakaran, Dorairaj; Sonkodi, S.; Whelton, Paul K.; Woodward, Mark; Zhang, Xin Hua.

In: Journal of Clinical Hypertension, Vol. 16, No. 11, 01.11.2014, p. 773-781.

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Gee, ME, Campbell, N, Sarrafzadegan, N, Jafar, T, Khalsa, TK, Mangat, B, Poulter, N, Prabhakaran, D, Sonkodi, S, Whelton, PK, Woodward, M & Zhang, XH 2014, 'Standards for the Uniform Reporting of Hypertension in Adults Using Population Survey Data: Recommendations From the World Hypertension League Expert Committee', Journal of Clinical Hypertension, vol. 16, no. 11, pp. 773-781. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.12387
Gee, Marianne E. ; Campbell, Norm ; Sarrafzadegan, Nizal ; Jafar, Tazeen ; Khalsa, Tej K. ; Mangat, Birinder ; Poulter, Neil ; Prabhakaran, Dorairaj ; Sonkodi, S. ; Whelton, Paul K. ; Woodward, Mark ; Zhang, Xin Hua. / Standards for the Uniform Reporting of Hypertension in Adults Using Population Survey Data : Recommendations From the World Hypertension League Expert Committee. In: Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2014 ; Vol. 16, No. 11. pp. 773-781.
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