Galson SW, Staton CA, Karia F, Kilonzo K, Lunyera J, Patel UD, Hertz JT, Stanifer JW. Epidemiology of hypertension in Northern Tanzania: a community-based mixed-methods study. BMJ open. 2017 Nov 9;7(7). e018829. PMID: 29127232 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5695455
Sub-Saharan Africa is particularly vulnerable to the growing global burden of hypertension, but epidemiological studies are limited and barriers to optimal management are poorly understood. Therefore, we undertook a community-based mixed-methods study in Tanzania to investigate the epidemiology of hypertension and barriers to care.