Incidencia de hipertensión arterial en una cohorte de graduados universitarios españoles: El estudio SUN

Translated title of the contribution: Incidence of hypertension in a cohort of Spanish university graduates: The SUN study

Juan J. Beunza, Miguel A. Martínez-González, Manuel Serrano-Martíneza, Álvaro Alonso

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Abstract

Hypertension is a major public health problem. However, no estimates of age- and sex-specific incidences are available for the Spanish population. Our objective was to estimate the incidence of hypertension in a cohort of university graduates in Spain. We followed up 5648 individuals aged 25-65 years who were initially free of hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease for a median of 30 months. New diagnoses of hypertension were identified using mailed questionnaires. We verified all self-reported diagnoses of hypertension. In 18 250 person-years of follow-up, we identified 248 new cases of hypertension. The unadjusted incidences of hypertension in women and men were 8.2 per 1000 person-years (95% CI, 6.7-10.1) and 21.8 per 1000 person-years (95% CI, 18.6-25.4), respectively. The cumulative probability of receiving a medical diagnosis of hypertension by the age of 65 years was 50% among women and 72% among men. In conclusion, we have provided new evidence confirming that hypertension is one of the most important public health problems in Spain.

Translated title of the contributionIncidence of hypertension in a cohort of Spanish university graduates: The SUN study
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1331-1334
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Espanola de Cardiologia
Volume59
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Hypertension
  • Incidence
  • Prospective studies
  • Spain

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    Beunza, J. J., Martínez-González, M. A., Serrano-Martíneza, M., & Alonso, Á. (2006). Incidencia de hipertensión arterial en una cohorte de graduados universitarios españoles: El estudio SUN. Revista Espanola de Cardiologia, 59(12), 1331-1334.