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Behavioral factors and blood pressure in black college students.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3818866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship of behavioral factors and resting blood pressure was assessed in a random sample of 192 young middle class black adults. Framingham Type A behavior was positively associated with diastolic blood pressure (r = 0.17, p less than 0.05) among the women. Also, anger-in and trait anxiety were positively correlated with diastolic blood pressure for the women, r = 0.20, p less than 0.05 and r = +0.28 and p less than 0.01, respectively. After control for body mass index, trait anxiety and anger-in remained independent predictors of diastolic blood pressure among the women. For men, marijuana use was positively associated with blood pressure. Marijuana use was an independent predictor for systolic blood pressure after adjusting for body mass index among the males. The present study demonstrated a sex difference related to behavioral factors and blood pressure in young middle class blacks.
L L Adams; R A Washburn; G T Haile; L H Kuller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chronic diseases     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0021-9681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chronic Dis     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-30     Completed Date:  1987-03-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985123R     Medline TA:  J Chronic Dis     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
Blood Pressure*
Heart Rate
Life Style
Personality Inventory
Psychological Tests
Social Class
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