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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 365-371
Hypertension in Saudi Arabia


Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine & King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohsen A.F El-Hazmi
Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, P.O. Box 2925, Riyadh 11461,
Saudi Arabia
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Hypertension is considered a major health problem in several populations of the world. We compared a few isolated and three comprehensive studies covering the whole Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The results show that different investigators found different prevalence of hypertension in different areas of the kingdom. There is a need to unify the diagnostic procedures and to determine the factors behind such significant differences.


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