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Distribution of blood pressure and influence of subcutaneous fat on systolic and diastolic levels in a tribal population.
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PMID:  8855575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The distribution of arterial blood pressure levels and the influence of subcutaneous fat on blood pressure are investigated among Mall, an agricultural tribe of Andhra Pradesh. Majority of Mali people exhibit optimum levels of blood pressure. The incidence of stage 1 hypertension is moderate. The mean levels of blood pressure are relatively higher among women compared to men. The regression co-efficient values indicate a positive influence of triceps and subscapular skinfold thickness on both systolic and diastolic blood pressure among Manzai Mali. The results are discussed in the light of earlier studies.
B V Babu; Y S Kusuma; J M Naidu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Indian Medical Association     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0019-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  J Indian Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-05     Completed Date:  1996-12-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505608     Medline TA:  J Indian Med Assoc     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-91, 293     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Ethnic Groups / statistics & numerical data*
Hypertension / epidemiology*
India / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Reference Values
Skinfold Thickness*

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