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Hypertension in Mexican adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20585731     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of hypertension among Mexican adults, and to compare to that observed among Mexican-Americans living in the US.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: The primary data source came from adults (>20 years) sampled (n=33366) in the Mexican National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006 (ENSANUT 2006). Hypertension was defined when systolic blood pressure was >or=140 and/or diastolic was >or= 90 or patients previously diagnosed.
RESULTS: A total of 43.2% of participants were classified as having hypertension. We found a positive statistically significant association (p<0.05) between hypertension and BMI, abdominal obesity, previous diagnosis of diabetes and hypercholesterolemia. Subjects with hypertension had a significantly higher odd of having a history of diabetes or hypercholesterolemia. Hypertension had a higher prevalence in Mexico than among Mexican-Americans living in the US.
CONCLUSIONS: Hypertension is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in Mexico. In the last six years in Mexico, a substantial increase (25%) has been observed in contrast to the reduction seen among Mexican-Americans (-15%).
Simón Barquera; Ismael Campos-Nonato; Lucía Hernández-Barrera; Salvador Villalpando; César Rodríguez-Gilabert; Ramón Durazo-Arvizú; Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Salud pública de México     Volume:  52 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1606-7916     ISO Abbreviation:  Salud Publica Mex     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-11-16     Revised Date:  2013-02-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404371     Medline TA:  Salud Publica Mex     Country:  Mexico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S63-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology
Educational Status
Health Surveys*
Hypercholesterolemia / epidemiology
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Metabolic Syndrome X / epidemiology
Mexican Americans / statistics & numerical data
Mexico / epidemiology,  ethnology
Middle Aged
Nutrition Surveys*
Socioeconomic Factors
United States / epidemiology
Young Adult
Erratum In:
Salud Publica Mex. 2012 Nov-Dec;54(6):566-7

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