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Figure 2 lists a number of risk factors that a person may change to reduce his/her risk of developing hypertension and/or to lower his/her blood pressure.
Figure 2: Risk Factors for Hypertension (adapted from Rizzo, Odle & Costello, 2006, Risk Factors section, ¶ 1).
Sharp (2006), purports that the four goals of evaluation for hypertension include:
1. Identifying lifestyle factors that contribute to elevated blood pressure and increased risk for cardiovascular