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What risk factors are linked to essential hypertension?

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Though essential hypertension remains somewhat mysterious, it has been linked to certain risk factors. High blood pressure tends to run in families and is more likely to affect men than women. Age and race also play a role. In the United States, African-Americans are twice as likely as whites to have high blood pressure, although the gap begins to narrow around age 44. After age 65, African-American women have the highest incidence of high blood pressure.

From: Causes of High Blood Pressure WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association.

American Medical Association. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 11, 2017

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American Heart Association.

American Medical Association. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 11, 2017

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