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Childhood mental ability and blood pressure at midlife: linking the Scottish Mental Survey 1932 and the Midspan studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15097227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To establish the relationship between childhood mental ability and adult hypertension. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Non-clinical sample of people born in 1921 who participated in both the Scottish Mental Survey 1932 and the Midspan studies. Nine hundred and thirty-eight people were participants in both studies. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Mid-life systolic and diastolic blood pressure, intelligence quotient (IQ) at age 11 years, sex, social class, height and weight. RESULTS: After adjustment for age, sex, social class, body mass index, height, cholesterol level and smoking, there remained a 3.15 mmHg decrease in systolic blood pressure and a 1.5 mmHg decrease in diastolic blood pressure for each standard deviation increase in childhood IQ. CONCLUSIONS: The association between hypertension and lower cognitive function in adulthood is partly accounted for by individual differences in childhood IQ.
John M Starr; Michelle D Taylor; Carole L Hart; George Davey Smith; Lawrence J Whalley; David J Hole; Valerie Wilson; Ian J Deary
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hypertension     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0263-6352     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hypertens.     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-20     Completed Date:  2004-12-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8306882     Medline TA:  J Hypertens     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  893-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal Victoria Hospital, Craigleith Road, Edinburgh EH4 2DN, Scotland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Cohort Studies
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Mental Retardation / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Regression Analysis
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Scotland / epidemiology
Comment In:
J Hypertens. 2004 May;22(5):871   [PMID:  15097220 ]

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