Hypertension in China

8/15/2014 12:00 AM

In the last 10 years the proportion of people with high blood pressure in China has almost doubled - from 10 to over 18% of the population. A key contributing factor is unhealthy lifestyles, so the government has gone on the offensive by organising community education campaigns on healthy living. Banks are also taking part by making it possible for people to check their blood pressure at the same time as checking their bank balance.