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"During 1960-62 the U. S. Health Examination Survey examined 6,672 adults—a sample of the population of the United States between ages 18 and 79 years. This yielded careful medical diagnoses of heart disease and hypertension. For the same persons and the same diagnoses, information is also available from a self-administered medical history. In addition, for a small group of these examinees, reports were obtained from their personal physicians.
"The examination yielded more cases of heart disease and hypertension than either the self-administered medical history or the reports by the personal physician. If a case was reported as definite by the
Three Views of Hypertension and Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:231. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-1-231_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(1):231.
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