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May Measurement Month 2019: an analysis of blood pressure screening results from Korea

Authors
 Hae-Young Lee  ;  Gyu Chul Oh  ;  Il Suk Sohn  ;  Sungha Park  ;  Jinho Shin  ;  Thomas Beaney  ;  Giles Partington  ;  Neil R Poulter  ;  Myeong-Chan Cho 
Citation
 EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL SUPPLEMENTS, Vol.23(Suppl B) : B89-B91, 2021-05 
Journal Title
EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL SUPPLEMENTS
ISSN
 1520-765X 
Issue Date
2021-05
Keywords
Awareness ; Blood pressure ; Control ; Hypertension ; Screening ; Treatment
Abstract
Hypertension is the biggest contributing risk factor to cerebrovascular disease and is associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease. The May Measurement Month (MMM) campaign is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness of hypertension and acting as a temporary solution to the lack of screening programs worldwide. An opportunistic cross-sectional survey of participants aged ≥18 was carried out during May 2019 in Korea. Over 10 000 participants were recruited in the MMM campaign in Korea, with a slogan of 'A simple measure to save lives-#checkyourpressure'. A total of 9975 participants with valid clinical and blood pressure (BP) data were used for analysis. All participants were Korean in ethnicity, mean age was 57.2 (SD ± 21.2) years, 57.7% were females, and the mean body mass index was 23.4 kg/m2 (SD ± 3.3). In total, 37.7% of the participants reported a previous diagnosis of hypertension, and 91.3% of those diagnosed were on antihypertensive medications. For other comorbidities, 11.6% reported having diabetes mellitus, 2.0% had previous stroke, and 1.0% had previous myocardial infarction. Mean BP was 130.0/81.0 mmHg in the overall population. After multiple imputation, 47.6% of participants were classified as hypertensive (systolic BP ≥140 mmHg and/or diastolic BP ≥90 mmHg or on treatment for raised BP). Among all hypertensive participants, the awareness rate, the treatment rate, and the control rate (systolic BP <140 mmHg and diastolic BP <90 mmHg) were 76.2%, 74.0%, and 50.5%, respectively. Of those on antihypertensive medication, the control rate was 68.2%. While awareness and treatment rates were relatively high in the MMM19 campaign, the BP control rate of the total hypertensive population was still only ∼50%, which demands more emphasis on strict BP control.
DOI
10.1093/eurheartj/suab027
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, Sung Ha(박성하) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5362-478X
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/190944
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