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Table 1 Criteria for measuring effective coverage of hypertension screening and prevention services

From: Assessment of population coverage of hypertension screening in Thailand based on the effective coverage framework

Target population subgroups Intervention sets Effectiveness criteria (Q)
Normotension BP measurement Receiving at least one BP measurement in a year
Pre HT HT& CVD risk assessmenta Receiving HT & CVD risk assessment
Suspected HT Diagnosis confirmation Receiving repeated BP measurement within 2 months after initial screening
Newly diagnosed HT CVD risk assessmentb Receiving CVD risk assessment
Timely treatment Receiving early treatment
Controlling BP & risk factors Blood pressure lower than the initial level or under control (Systolic BP < 140 mmHg and Diastolic BP < 90 mmHg) with serum lipid level better than the initial test.
  1. aHT&CVD risk assessment for the pre-HT group includes history taking on age, sex, diabetic, smoking, and alcohol drinking history, and physical check-up for weight, height, waist circumference, and blood pressure measurement
  2. bCVD risk assessment for newly diagnosed HT case includes blood test for total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, and high-density lipoprotein level