Lunyera J, Kirenga B, Stanifer JW, Kasozi S, Van der Molen T, Katagira W, Kamya MR, Kalyesubula R. Geographic differences in the prevalence of hypertension in Uganda: Results of a national epidemiological study. PloS one. 13(13). e0201001. PMID: 30067823 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6070243
Hypertension accounts for more than 212 million global disability-adjusted life-years, and more than 15 million in sub-Saharan Africa. Identifying factors underlying the escalating burden of hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa may inform delivery of targeted public health interventions.