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GARCIA CESPEDES, María Eugenia; PRUSAKOV MARTINEZ, Alejandro; ALES MARTINEZ, Elvis  and  CARBONELL GARCIA, Isabel Cristina. Tendencies and prognosis of high blood pressure in Santiago de Cuba (2001-2015). MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.4, pp.436-446. ISSN 1029-3019.

An observational, descriptive and applied investigation on hypertensive patients in Santiago de Cuba was carried out with temporary series analysis that spanned from January, 2001 to December, 2014. The analyzed variables were the age and the year when the process occurred. All the used information was obtained through the patients records categorization in the 241-476 pattern, death certificates and MortaProf mortality databases, concerning the years of study and available in the Health Provincial Direction Statistics Department of the territory. The hypertension diagnosis in Santiago de Cuba constitutes a great health problem, evidenced by a decrease of the incidence and an increase of the prevalence, mortality and fatality rates attributable to that disorder whose prognosis as for the morbidity and mortality indicators points toward an increment in 2015

Keywords : high blood pressure; non communicable chronic disease; prevalence; mortality and fatality rates; prognosis; health statistics; primary health care.

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