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Prevalence rate of hypertension among recent Southeast Asian refugees to northern California.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8184700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the prevalence rate of hypertension among recent Southeast Asian refugees to the United States. METHODS: In this randomized, prospective study, four northern California counties with large Southeast Asian refugee populations were screened for the prevalence rates of hypertension and borderline hypertension. A population density method based upon 1988 census data was used to screen a representative sample of subjects from each county. Criteria for hypertension came from the Joint National Committee on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. RESULTS: In all, 964 subjects were screened. We found a prevalence rate of 4.8 percent for hypertension and 10.9 percent for borderline hypertension. CONCLUSIONS: The relatively low prevalence rates of this disease can be explained by the youth of this refugee population, mean age 37.6 +/- 0.36 years, as the presence of hypertension increases with chronological age.
J L Tanji; J A Arevalo; M Paliescheskey; L Lee; O Alcalde
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice / American Board of Family Practice     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0893-8652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Board Fam Pract     Publication Date:    1994 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-14     Completed Date:  1994-06-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807505     Medline TA:  J Am Board Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Practice, University of California, Davis.
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MeSH Terms
Asia, Southeastern / ethnology
California / epidemiology
Hypertension / epidemiology,  ethnology*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Refugees / statistics & numerical data*
Sampling Studies

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