06 Sep '11, 10pm

26% of Singapore residents aged between 30 and 69 did not know they suffered from hypertension, a survey finds

SINGAPORE - More people are now aware of chronic conditions that afflict them, according to the latest National Health Survey 2010 which showed the number of undiagnosed cases of hypertension declining over the last six years. The survey - the full details of which will be released at the end of the year - revealed that 26 per cent of Singapore residents between the age of 30 and 69 suffered from hypertension which was previously undiagnosed. This was an improvement from the 38.5 per cent recorded in a survey conducted in 2004. The 2010 survey also found that 67 per cent of hypertension patients had their blood pressure under control, compared to 49.5 per cent in the earlier survey. The issue of a substantial number of people here who were still oblivious to their chronic illnesses was raised by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong during the post-National Day Rally briefing when ...

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