Accession Number PB2013-106580
Title World Health Day, April 7, 2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Volume 62, No. 13.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 24p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract World Health Day and the 50th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be observed April 7. The focus of World Health Day this year is high blood pressure (hypertension). Although preventable, high blood pressure remains a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke and a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Globally, prevalence of hypertension among adults is 40%, and ischemic heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of premature death. CDC is working to help persons control blood pressure in multiple ways, including the Million Hearts initiative. Million Hearts aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
Keywords Antihypertensive medicine
Blood pressure
Heart disease
Hypertension
Morbidity
Mortality
Stroke
World Health Day


 
Source Agency Centers for Disease Control Bureau of Laboratories
NTIS Subject Category 44C - Community & Population Characteristics
57W - Stress Physiology
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
Corporate Author Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N/A

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