Caribbean people blood pressure rates highest in the

  • Published on: May 18, 2021 - 9:24 AM
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Caribbean people blood pressure rates highest in the Hypertension or raised blood pressure is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular diseases worldwide.  It is therefore not surprising that the non-Latin Caribbean has the highest mortality rate due to cardiovascular disease, accounting for 418 per 100,000 population a release by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has said. The Caribbean and the rest of the world commemorated World Hypertension Day under the theme: Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer. CARPHA Executive Director, Dr. Joy St. John says, “The Caribbean region has the highest prevalence o …
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