Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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FIRMO, Josélia O. A. et al. Birth cohort differences in hypertension control in a Brazilian population of older elderly: the Bambuí cohort study of aging (1997 and 2008). Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2011, vol.27, suppl.3, pp. s427-s434. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2011001500013.
We examined for cohort differences in hypertension control between participants in the Bambuí Cohort Study of Aging of aging born 1916-1926 and 1927-1937. Participants included hypertensive elderly aged 71-81 at baseline (n = 313) and at 11th wave follow up (n = 484). Prevalence of hypertension awareness (70.9% and 81.2%, respectively), median medical appointments in previous 12 months (2 and 3, respectively) and antihypertensive drug use (74.4% and 90.7% respectively) increased significantly from older to younger cohort. However, prevalence of appropriately controlled hypertension among those treated (< 140/< 90mmHg) was similar in both cohorts (44.6% and 40.1%, p = 0.255). Multivariate analysis returned schooling as the only factor independently associated with appropriately controlled hypertension. Despite increased medical appointments and drug use in the recent cohort, the prevalence of appropriately controlled hypertension remained as low as in the older cohort.
Palavras-chave : Hypertension; Aged; Cohort Studies.