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This literature review delves into the escalating global health concern regarding hypertension among adolescents, with a particular focus on the unique challenges faced by African youth. Initially associated with aging, hypertension is now prevalent among teenagers, necessitating a shift in focus and understanding of the global health landscape. This manuscript highlights the prevalence of hypertension among adolescents in Africa, the risk factors for hypertension among adolescents in Africa, the consequences of hypertension in adolescence, and interventional strategies.


Hypertension Adolescence Africa Youth Ghana

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Cecilia Amponsem-Boateng , Valley View University, Ghana

Cecilia Amponsem-Boateng holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Health Statistics. Her research interests include Epidemiology, Public Health, Medicine, Nutrition, and Statistics.

Jonathan Boakye-Yiadom, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Kumasi, Ghana

Jonathan Boakye Yiadom is a biostatistician who works in the emergency department at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana. He also lectures at the School of Anesthesia, Kumasi, and the School of Public Health, KNUST. His research interests include biostatistics, medicine, epidemiology, and public health.

Ninon P. Amertil, Valley View University, Ghana

Ninon P. Amertil holds a PhD in Nursing and serves as the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Valley View University in Ghana. Her research interests encompass sickle cell anemia, medicine, and public health.

Augustine Kwakye Sampah, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Kumasi, Ghana

Augustine Kwakye Sampah holds a master's degree in biochemistry and works as a research assistant and data manager at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana.

How to Cite
Amponsem-Boateng, C., Boakye- Yiadom, J., Amertil, N. P., & Kwakye Sampah, A. (2024). Beyond the Numbers: Exploring the Landscape of Adolescent Hypertension in Contemporary Literature. Pan-African Journal of Health and Environmental Science, 3(1), 48–58.


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