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Population study of blood pressure and associated factors in St Lucia, West Indies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6984027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A population survey of blood pressure in St Lucia, West Indies has confirmed that high blood pressure constitutes an important public health problem. In common with other studies blood pressure was found to be significantly correlated with body weight, possibly by a primary effect on diastolic pressure. Blood pressure was also significantly correlated with casual urinary sodium/potassium and potassium/creatinine ratios in those under 45 years of age. This unexpected finding suggests that casual urinary electrolyte estimations may in some circumstances be a useful guide to intake, perhaps especially in populations with more stable intakes. An independent role of potassium in the aetiology of high blood pressure would have important public health implications.
K T Khaw; G Rose
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of epidemiology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0300-5771     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-03-24     Completed Date:  1983-03-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802871     Medline TA:  Int J Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Body Weight
Community Health Services / organization & administration
Cross-Sectional Studies
Electrolytes / urine
Hypertension / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Middle Aged
Population Surveillance*
West Indies
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