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One-third of Chinese adults have high blood pressure

May 6, 2013 aboutbloodpressure High Blood Pressure

More than 330 million Chinese people suffer from high blood pressure, which means one in every three adults is estimated to have hypertension, an official report said today.

“The prevalence rate for hypertension in Chinese men between the ages of 25 and 34 has surpassed 20 per cent,” said Liu Lisheng, President of the World Hypertension League.

He was citing a report released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on the matter.

“However, most people have poor awareness of the danger of high blood pressure, with about 130 million people unaware that they have the condition and 75 per cent of patients not receiving proper treatment,” state-run Xinhua quoted Lisheng as saying.

He added that people should cultivate good habits to combat high blood pressure, including eating less salt, losing weight and giving up smoking.

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