Trends in Hypertension Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment and Control in Older Mexican Americans, 1993-2005

This paper analyzed trends in hypertension and hypertension awareness and control among a sample of older Mexican Americans (75 years and older) in the Southwest.

The time periods that the surveys were conducted were 1993 to1994 and 2004 to 2005. The study found that hypertension prevalence increased over time, in part, because of increases in diabetes and obesity. Awareness of hypertension also increased over time among hypertensives, as did control among treated hypertensives.