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Blood pressure in a random sample of the New Zealand population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1549265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blood pressures were measured as part of a health check in a randomly selected sample of the New Zealand population. One thousand, four hundred and ten men and 1605 women over 15 years were studied. Measurements were made by trained observers using the Hawksley Random Zero instrument. Systolic and diastolic pressures increased with age in men and women. There were 29% of men and 24% of women over the age of 45 with pressures over 160/95 mmHg of whom 24% of men and 33% of women were on treatment for hypertension. Of all subjects 9% of men and 12% of women were on treatment for hypertension. Systolic and diastolic pressures correlated significantly with body mass index, waist/hip ratio and skinfold measurements in men and women. The most significant correlation was with the body mass index. No regional or urban/rural differences were seen in systolic or diastolic pressures. A history of hypertension in the fathers of respondents related to blood pressures in the highest tertile of diastolic blood pressures in males, and systolic pressure of females. The association was not seen between mothers of respondents in respect of diastolic pressure.
E R Nye; J Paulin; D G Russell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-17     Completed Date:  1992-04-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Blood Pressure*
Body Mass Index
Hypertension / epidemiology,  genetics,  therapy
Middle Aged
New Zealand / epidemiology
Reference Values
Sex Factors

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