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This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 16: Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension in Black Americans
Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension in Black Americans
Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), is the most common chronic disease in the Black American population. Recently published data from the 1989–1991 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) indicate that the prevalence of high blood pressure in the U.S. population is greater for both male and female non-Hispanic Blacks of all ages than for non-Hispanic Whites and Mexican Americans (Burt, Cutler, et al., 1995; Burt, Whelton, et al., 1995). Although age-specific prevalence rates have decreased for every ...