Cape Verde has the 6th highest hypertension rate in Africa

Cape Verde has the 6th highest hypertension rate in Africa

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Cape Verde in among 6 countries with the highest hypertension rates in Africa, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report mentioned on Vanguard News.

“The report  has Nigeria topping the list of males and females with highest percentage of adults followed by Ghana, Seychelles, Sao Tome and Principe, and Cabo Verde.

The gender comparison data rated Nigeria adult high with 51 percent for males and 49 percent for female hypertension, followed by Ghana with 41 percent male and 38 percent female.

“Seychelles has 44 percent male and 36 percent female; Sao Tome and Principe has 41 percent male and 36 percent female while Cabo Verde record 44 percent male and 34 percent female.” The global average for the number of people suffering from the condition was about 40 percent, the WHO said.”

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