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Who gets hypertension?

Hypertension can affect anyone, but your risk is higher with age, and if you are overweight or obese, eat a poor diet and are not active. One in three Australians aged 30-65 years have hypertension. It is more common in men from early to middle age, whereas in women, hypertension is more likely to develop after the age of 65.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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