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Parental obesity combined with hypertension--an indicator of excess risk of hypertension in offspring. A case-control study in a Swedish primary care district.
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PMID:  6496185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case-control study was performed to estimate the excess risk of hypertension in a defined population. The study comprised 121 hypertensive patients, aged 40-59 years, and 138 non-hypertensive controls selected from the same primary care district. Parental obesity combined with hypertension proved to be a stronger risk indicator of hypertension in offspring than parental hypertension itself. Other risk indicators were obesity, hypertension in siblings and a positive family history of myocardial infarction. In order to study the size of the problem we estimated the prevalence of hypertension and borderline hypertension in the district. Patients with these diagnoses amounted to about one fourth of the middle-aged population in the district. More than 80% of the hypertensives had been diagnosed before this study, but only about 20% of the borderline hypertensives were previously known.
L Lindholm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Scandinavica     Volume:  216     ISSN:  0001-6101     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Scand     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-05     Completed Date:  1984-12-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370330     Medline TA:  Acta Med Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrovascular Disorders / genetics
Hypertension / epidemiology,  etiology,  genetics*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / genetics
Obesity / complications,  genetics*
Primary Health Care

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