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Relation between hypertension and occupational factors in rural and urban Africans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6968254     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cross-sectional surveys of arterial blood pressure among rural and urban communities in Bendel State, Nigeria, showed that mean systolic and diastolic pressures were generally higher in urban than in rural subjects, but the differences were statistically significant only in certain age groups. The mean arterial pressures in groups of rural labourers, rural clerks, and urban clerks were compared but the differences were not statistically significant and it is not clear whether the small differences in blood pressure between rural labourers and urban clerks were associated with occupation or area of residence. However, the consistently intermediate values for rural clerks over the whole range of age groups furnish strong indirect evidence that both factors are relevant.
V O Oviasu; F E Okupa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0042-9686     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull. World Health Organ.     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-12-18     Completed Date:  1980-12-18     Revised Date:  2012-05-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507052     Medline TA:  Bull World Health Organ     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
Rural Population
Urban Population

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