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Table 2 Prevalence of Hypertension among the Palestine Refugee Population ≥ 40 years in Jordan, 2008–2012

From: Trends in the utilization of antihypertensive medications among Palestine refugees in Jordan, 2008-2012

Year Total registered population Total served population* (% of total registered population) Served population ≥ 40 years Number of patients ≥ 40 years with a Diagnosis of Hypertension Prevalence of hypertension among patients ≥ 40 years
2008 1,951,603 1104607 (56.6%) 307,935 42,495 13.80%
2009 1,983,733 1110890 (56.0%) 312,953 46,317 14.80%
2010 1,999,485 1050035 (52.5%) 324,743 49,361 15.20%
2011 2,047,367 1074251(52.5%) 323,423 52,718 16.30%
2012 2,110,114 1175021(55.7%) 367,434 53,278 14.50%
  1. *Number of Palestine refugees that utilize UNRWA Primary Health Care (PHC) services.