Young Adults Less Likely to be Prescribed Blood Pressure Meds Even with Access to Care


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In a study by a research team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the United States led by Heather Johnson, young adults are less likely to be prescribed blood pressure medication even with access to care.

Studies show that one in every 10 Americans between the ages of 18 and 39 years old suffers from hypertension and are at risk for future cardiovascular diseases. The study, Antihypertensive Medication Initiation Among Young Adults with Regular Primary Care Use, appears in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.


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