Compared with other groups, Hispanic/Latino individuals residing in the United States have higher rates of severe kidney problems, with diabetes being a very common factor. Although the reasons for this growing health problem are not well understood, inadequate detection and control of high blood pressure may be an important contributing factor. Recent research has shown that, for Hispanic/Latino adults with kidney problems, more needs to be done to help them control their blood pressure. As is the case for other risk factors, access to healthcare remains a huge barrier but work also needs to be done to make the community aware of the importance of blood pressure control.
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