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Rhinitis and blood pressure in adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14500262     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently, a study of 330 adults reported increased systolic blood pressure and higher hypertension rates in men with rhinitis. We replicated this study using data from a population-based sample of 896 subjects participating in the European Respiratory Health Survey and in a study on "Monitoring of Trends and Determinants of Cardiovascular Diseases" in Erfurt, Germany. Rhinitis was assessed by questionnaire, blood pressure was measured using a standardized method, and subjects were asked about current use of any high blood pressure medication. After adjustment for age, body mass index, and smoking, neither average systolic (p = 0.17) nor diastolic blood pressure (p = 0.60) was statistically significantly different between men with and without rhinitis. The adjusted prevalence rate of hypertension was also not different between males with and without rhinitis (p = 0.25). In addition, no statistically significant associations between rhinitis and blood pressure were seen in women. We could not confirm the conclusion of the previous study that men with rhinitis need special attention for blood pressure control.
Joachim Heinrich; Rebekka Topp; Sabine Brasche
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2003-09-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine     Volume:  168     ISSN:  1073-449X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-10     Completed Date:  2003-12-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421642     Medline TA:  Am J Respir Crit Care Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1243-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
GSF-Institute of Epidemiology, PO Box 1129, D-85758 Neuherberg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Europe / epidemiology
Health Surveys
Hypertension / epidemiology,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial / complications*,  epidemiology
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal / complications*,  epidemiology
Risk Factors
Sex Factors

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