Double trouble for couch potatoes: high blood pressure in a rural population in South Africa

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Mkhonto, M.Mabaso, D.Labadarios
KEYWORDS: HYPERTENSION, RURAL COMMUNITIES
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/November-2011/trouble-couch-potatoes
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Abstract

Africa is faced with an increasing burden of hypertension, but a paucity of population-based evidence hinders effective preventive and control strategies for hypertension, write SETH MKHONTO, MUSA MABASO AND DEMETRE LABADARIOS.