Determinants and Treatment of Hypertension in South Africans: The First Demographic and Health Survey (Original Articles) (Survey)
Objectives. To identify the groups of patients with high prevalence and poor control of hypertension in South Africa. Methods. In the first national Demographic and Health Survey, 12 952 randomly selected South Africans aged 15 years and older were surveyed. Trained interviewers completed questionnaires on socio-demographic characteristics, lifestyle and the management of hypertension. This cross-sectional survey included blood pressure, height and weight measurements. Logistic regression analyses identified the determinants of hypertension and the treatment status.