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Association between blood lead level and blood pressure in aborigines and others in central Taiwan.
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PMID:  16967828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To investigate the relationship between the blood lead level (BLL) and blood pressure among aborigines and non-aborigines in central Taiwan, a community-based survey that included demographic data, medical history, and blood chemistry analyses was conducted among 2,565 adults during an annual health examination. BLLs were analyzed using a graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS). There was a dose response among the non-aborigines (high BLL odds ratio = 2.97, compared with low BLL) but not among aborigines. Based on multiple linear regression models, BLLs were positively correlated with both systolic (an increase of 0.85 mm Hg/microg/dL) and diastolic (an increase of 0.48 mm Hg/microg/dL) blood pressures after adjusting for age, gender, ethnic group, alcohol consumption, and body mass index. BLLs were higher among aborigines than non-aborigines and were significantly correlated with blood pressure, particularly systolic pressure. The association should be considered causal.
Hsien-Wen Kuo; Li-Hsing Lai; Sze-Yuan Chou; Fang-Yang Wu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of occupational and environmental health     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1077-3525     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Environ Health     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-13     Completed Date:  2006-12-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505217     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Environ Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Environmental Health, China Medical University, No 91, Hsueh-Shin RD, Taichung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Blood Pressure / drug effects*
Hypertension / epidemiology,  ethnology,  etiology*
Lead / blood*
Mass Screening / methods
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Taiwan / ethnology
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