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National Trends and Practice Patterns of Detection and Treatment of Hypertension During Ambulatory Visits in the United States


Jun Ma
Research Associate at the Stanford Prevention Research Center
Randall Stafford
Project Mentor

Using pre-existing data sets, this study will evaluate changes from 1994-2004 in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and will identify contributors (clinical and non-clinical) to disparities in the detection and treatment of hypertension, looking at comorbidities, age, sex, race/ethnicity, medical insurance coverage and physician specialty. Statistical analyses will be performed to quantify the extent to which treatment goals were achieved with various classes of anti-hypertensive medications.

This study is a seed project for the Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging.


Nomita Divi