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Medical studies on the rural people (3). Incidence rate of hypertension in rural districts, Tottori Prefecture, Japan

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  • 農村民の医学的調査 第3報 農村における高血圧症の頻度について
  • ノウソンミン ノ イガクテキ チョウサ 3 ノウソン ニ オケル コウケツアツショウ ノ ヒンド ニ ツイテ
  • 農村民の医学的調査-3-農村における高血圧症の頻度について

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Abstract

The authors examined the blood pressure levels of 5, 358 out-patients of Branch Hospital of Okayama University Hospital, Tottori Prefecture, during the four-year period, from April, 1957 to March, 1961. The following results were obtained: I. The incidence of hypertension with a systolic blood pressure over 150 mmHg was 20.5% (1,093 cases of 5,358). 2. Patients with hypertension over 40 years of age was 35.9% in male and 41.5% in female. Females showed a higher incidence than males and the incidence rate of hypertension increased with age. 3. There was a tendency in the incidence rate of patients with hypertension decreased in summer and increased in cold seasons.

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