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Hypertension in Women

Dear Colleagues,

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. A common form of heart disease is hypertension. Hypertension can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, vascular dementia, and death. It is estimated that one out of every three Americans have hypertension. Furthermore, the prevalence of hypertension is projected to increase by 7.2% by the year 2030, based on a 2013 trajectory by the American Heart Association. According to NHANES data, the prevalence of hypertension in women was significantly lower than men until the age of 45. Beyond that age group, women are significantly more likely to have hypertension and die from hypertension, when compared to men. Beyond the differences between women and men on a national scale, the incidence and prevalence of hypertension is even higher among women of color. In this virtual issue, we will be noting any advancements made that may have implications on reducing the health disparities between women and men, as well as those affecting women from diverse racial and ethnic groups.

Dr. Lenette M. Jones

Guest Editor




Health disparities

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020

Online Submission

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Guest Editor

  • Dr. Lenette M. Jones

    University of Michigan School of Nursing

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