volume 38, issue 5, P637-642 2004
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-89102004000500004
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Abstract: Abstract ObjectiveAssessing the validity of self-reported hypertension and its determinants among adults living in the community was the objective of this study. Method A simple random sample of residents in the city of Bambuí, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil aged ≥18 years was selected. Three blood pressure measurements were performed in 970 inhabitants. Sensitivity, specificity as well as positive and negative predictive values of self-reported hypertension were assessed in relation to hypertension (mean bloo…

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