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Blood pressure variation among Ethiopians on the Simien Plateau.
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PMID:  9239439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report presents information on determinants of blood pressure variation in a rural sample of 263 Ethiopian highlanders 14-86 years of age, resident at 3530 m on the Simien Plateau. Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressures for males and females were 109/ 75 and 106/73, respectively, and there were no age differences. These findings confirmed that men and women can have low normal blood pressure throughout adulthood. Blood pressures increased with increasing body mass index (BMI) among adult males, although the mean BMI of 19.1 kg/m2 was low compared with US values. This illustrates that BMI variation may be associated with blood pressure variation in men even at low mean values of both. Blood pressure did not vary with adult haemoglobin concentration.
C M Beall; A Gebremedhin; G M Brittenham; M J Decker; M Shamebo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of human biology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0301-4460     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Hum. Biol.     Publication Date:    1997 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-29     Completed Date:  1997-09-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404024     Medline TA:  Ann Hum Biol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / blood,  physiology
Blood Pressure*
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hemoglobins / metabolism
Middle Aged
Rural Population
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