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Mayor Issues Million Resident Challenge To Educate Central Florida About Blood Pressure
Date:9/3/2008

Care statistics showed that

African-American patient's blood pressures averaged about 6 to 10

points higher than either White or Hispanic; with Hispanic averaging

about 2 points higher than Whites.

(2) In a recent, independent survey of 1,400 Central Floridians:

-- Of those respondents that have been told their blood pressure was

high -- only 21% say they are doing all they can to keep their

numbers low.

-- 80% of those surveyed did not know that normal blood pressure meant

below 120/80.

-- 46% said they thought hypertension was something that just came and

went throughout life

-- 1/3 of people who have been put on BP lowering medication by their

doctor said they either never take it or seldom take it as

prescribed.

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About Centra Care/Florida Hospital Urgent Care

For 25 years, Centra Care has provided adults and children preeminent medical care for non-life threatening illness and injury. Each of the 17 Central Florida locations is staffed by a Florida Hospital, board-certified physician and is equipped to handle X-Rays and labs on-site. Centra Care is Florida's largest urgent care provider and Central Florida's only urgent care facility backed by a nationally recognized health system. For more information visit http://www.cent
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