In this case-control study, family history, as a risk factor for hypertension, was assessed in 464 patients
with proved hypertension revealing 247(53.2%) hypertensive patients with positive family history of this
disease as compared to 26.4% of normotensive control subjects with positive family history of
hypertension. More frequent hypertensive mothers were recognized as a first degree relative to both
hypertensive and normotensive patients inquired about family history of hypertension.