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Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in an elderly population in Greece

Areti Triantafyllou1 MSc, Postgraduate student,
Stella Douma2 Assistant professor of internal medicine,
Konstantinos Petidis3 Lecturer of internal medicine,
Michael Doumas4 Lecturer of internal medicine,
Efharis Panagopoulou5 lecturer of hygiene,
Athina Pyrpasopoulou6 PhD, Resident of internal medicine,
Stefanos Tsotoulidis7 MD, General practitioner,
Chrysanthos Zamboulis8 Professor and director of the 2nd Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine,

1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 2nd Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Hippokratio General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Konstantinoupoleos, Greece.
5 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Hygiene, Konstantinoupoleos, Greece.
7 Health Center of Kassandra, Chalkidiki, Greece.

Correspondence: A Triantafyllou, 3, Plateia Nauarinou, Greece 

Author contribution: Areti Triantafyllou: original concept, designed the project, collected data, input data, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft, literature review. Stella Douma: original concept, designed the project, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts. Konstantinos Petidis: contributed to drafts. Michael Doumas: contributed to drafts. Efharis Panagopoulou: statistical analysis. Athina Pyrpasopoulou: literature review. Stefanos Tsotoulidis: collected data. Chrysanthos Zamboulis: original concept, contributed to drafts, supervised data collection.

Citation: Triantafyllou A, Douma S, Petidis K, Doumas M, Panagopoulou E, Pyrpasopoulou A, Tsotoulidis S, Zamboulis C.  Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in an elderly population in Greece. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2010; 10: 1225. Available: (Accessed 22 October 2017)

Submitted: 29 April 2009
Revised: 20 October 2009
Published: 6 April 2010