Epidemiological Study of Hypertension and Stroke in Taiwan

  • W.-P. Tseng
Conference paper


Cardiovascular disease is an important problem in Taiwan and accounts for a large proportion of both morbidity and mortality after middle age [1]. Moreover, since 1963 cerebrovascular disease has been the leading cause of death in Taiwan. The purpose of this study is to show how prevalent hypertension and stroke are in our community, and to explain what has been done at the community level to control hypertension. The sources of our study are as follows: first, hypertension in the Taiwan population in 1976 and 1982; second, the outcome in untreated hypertensives in the general population during the 19-year period 1963–1982; and third, a stroke survey in 1975 and 1982.


Blood Pressure Level Taipei City Prevalent Hypertension Surveillanee Period Stroke Register 
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