Areas of greater socioeconomic disadvantage linked to 60% greater likelihood of primary hypertension in youth

Children living in the most disadvantaged communities have a 60% greater likelihood of being diagnosed with primary hypertension, the leading risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease later in life, according to the first U.S. study of its kind, led by researchers at Nemours Children’s Health and published today (March 15) in JAMA Network Open.

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