Among baseline oral bacterial species, 10 were associated with greater risk and five were associated with lower risk for incident hypertension.
About 1.7 years of more intensive hypertensive treatment is required to prevent one stroke per 200 adults aged 65 years or older.
The findings largely are independent of blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
The increase in crisis hospitalizations was steady for men and women; a decrease was seen in the odds of death during these crises.
Independent associations with COVID-19 were seen for age, living in a residential care home, history of stroke and medications for diabetes, hypertension and obstructive airway diseases.
For each additional metabolic syndrome criterion, the risk for ARDS increases in an additive manner.
Additionally, racial differences in visit attendance account for a smaller portion of differences in BP control.
Overall, 15% of U.S. adults report using medications that may raise blood pressure, including 18.5% of adults with hypertension.
Mean changes each month during the pandemic ranged from 1.10 to 2.50 mm Hg for systolic BP, 0.14 to 0.53 mm Hg for diastolic BP.
Rates of BP control were lower for current smokers; 45.5% of men had blood pressure >180 and/or >100 mm Hg.
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