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Health screening in elderly Oklahomans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1941302     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A total of 550 males and 457 females in their 60s and 70s were screened for height and weight, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and hemoglobin. Statistical analysis was performed using SAS software. Male values were abnormal for all screening parameters except for cholesterol. Statistically significant lower hemoglobin in males suggests that blood loss may be a problem, and in males increases in body weight and glucose may herald a higher frequency of cardiovascular disease. Control of blood pressure, weight reduction, decreased consumption of fat and salt, and regular exercise may be the health imperatives in this group of elderly Oklahomans.
Authors:
X M Torres; A J Cucchiara; E T Lee; R G Whittaker; G L Bohlman; R Whang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0030-1876     ISO Abbreviation:  J Okla State Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-19     Completed Date:  1991-12-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503043     Medline TA:  J Okla State Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Female
Geriatrics*
Health Status*
Humans
Male
Mass Screening
Middle Aged
Oklahoma
Primary Prevention

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