- A global survey of more than 1.5 million people in 92 countries finds a low rate of BP control to the
- Half a million adults in the survey had never had their BP measured before.
Why this matters
- The May Measurement Month survey, conducted by the International Society of Hypertension, is an annual global screening campaign.
- Hypertension is a key risk factor in global disease and mortality.
- Data for 1,508,130 people were included.
- 482,273 had never had their BP measured.
- Mean BP globally was 124.1/77.7 mmHg after imputation.
- It was an adjusted 121.6/76.7 mmHg among those not taking antihypertensives vs 130.8/81.7 mmHg among those who were.
- 34.0% had hypertension, but only 58.7% of them knew it.
- 18.6% globally were taking antihypertensives.
- Among the overall 54.7% taking antihypertensives, 57.8% had BP
- Among any respondents with hypertension, 31.7% had BP
- Global survey with opportunistic sampling of adults screened at sites in 92 countries during May 2019.
- Target was 3 BP readings per participant.
- Hypertension defined as ≥140/90 mmHg.
- Funding: Servier through the Institut la Conference Hippocrate.
- Not all participants had 3 readings.
- Some data were imputed.