Peck RN, Green E, Mtabaji J, Majinge C, Smart LR, Downs JA, Fitzgerald DW. Hypertension-related diseases as a common cause of hospital mortality in Tanzania: a 3-year prospective study. Journal of hypertension. 2013 Sep;31(31). 1806-11. PMID: 23777761 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4005815 NIHMSID: NIHMS569335.
Hypertension is believed to be an increasingly common driver of the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa, but prospective data are scarce. The objective of this prospective study was to determine the contribution of hypertension to deaths, admissions, and hospital days at a Tanzanian zonal hospital.