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Relevant Population Characteristics for Blood Pressure: Doctor-diagnosed Hypertension

Relevant Population Characteristics

High blood pressure is one of the most common primary diagnoses in the U.S. (Institute of Medicine, 2010). Risk for developing hypertension increases with age. Oral contraceptives may increase risk of high blood pressure in women, especially if the women are older or obese (American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update, 2009).

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