PSYC 3P51 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Blood Pressure, Myocardial Infarction, Pie Chart
Total health care spending has been increased. Support for the health care system hasn"t been increased this causes problems resources and spending; it needs to be more efficient. Leading causes of death in canada, 1997 (pie chart) Blood pressure is a vital sign (heart rate, respiration, temperature, blood pressure) Hypertension (high blood pressure) is strongly linked to mortality and morbidity: 4. 1 million hypertensive individuals in canada, many die each year, out of 100 individuals with hypertension: 98% had their blood pressure tested at least once, ever. 73% had their bp tested in the last 12 months leads to stroke; blood vessel in your brain bursting, anything downstream doesn"t get blood. Oxygen deprived: lots of people have high blood pressure and don"t even realizing! Of those with high bp who were 18-34 years of age: 64% of males and 19% of females did not know that they had high blood pressure.