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Fetal growth and blood pressure in a Danish population aged 31-51 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10983673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
During the past decade, studies have shown an inverse association between birth weight and blood pressure and risk of coronary heart disease in adult life. From old public archives we were able to trace the birth records of 545 out of 905 persons (60.2%) aged 31-51 years who participated in the Ebeltoft Health Promotion Project in Denmark. We examined the associations between birth weight, length at birth, Ponderal Index and systolic and diastolic blood pressure. No associations were found for women. For men, the mean systolic blood pressure fell from 131.1 mmHg with a birth weight of less than 3300 g to 129.6 mmHg with a birth weight of more than 4000 g, and for diastolic blood pressure 81.6 mmHg to 80.3 mmHg, respectively. For men, the mean systolic blood pressure fell from 135.7 mm Hg with a birth length of 30-51 cm to 131.6 with a birth length of 55-62 cm, and for diastolic blood pressure 83.0 mmHg to 78.8 mmHg, respectively. The associations may reflect organ programming in fetal life.
Authors:
H T Sørensen; A M Thulstrup; B Nørgdård; M Engberg; K M Madsen; S P Johnsen; J Olsen; T Lauritzen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1401-7431     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. Cardiovasc. J.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-11     Completed Date:  2001-01-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708377     Medline TA:  Scand Cardiovasc J     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  390-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus. hts@soci.au.dk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Birth Weight
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Blood Pressure Determination
Confidence Intervals
Denmark / epidemiology
Embryonic and Fetal Development / physiology*
Female
Health Surveys
Humans
Hypertension / epidemiology
Hypotension / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Linear Models
Male
Middle Aged
Pregnancy
Reference Values
Risk Assessment
Sex Distribution

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