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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Race/ethnic differences in guideline recommended hypertension medications in VHA
Principal Investigator:

April F Mohanty

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $193,320
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Among Veterans, hypertension is the most common chronic condition with a prevalence of 37% and can lead to stroke, myocardial infarction, chronic kidney disease, and heart failure. Among blacks, hypertension occurs earlier in life, is more prevalent and severe, and is less likely to be controlled. While control of hypertension has significantly improved over recent years in the Veterans Affairs (VA), from 46% in 2000 to 76% in 2010, disparities persist among blacks, and reasons are not well unde...

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