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Skin color, ancestry, and blood pressure among whites in Erie County, New York.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7888989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examines (1) the construct validity of a rank-order skin color measure and (2) interrelationships of skin color, ancestry, and blood pressure in a random survey of 763 white non-Hispanic and white Hispanic household residents in Erie County, NY. Skin color was significantly lighter among older respondents (P < .001) and among females (P < .0001). Skin color was lightest among Northern Europeans and darkest among Mediterraneans and white Hispanics (P < .0001). Higher systolic blood pressure was significantly associated with both darker skin color (P < .05) and northern European ancestry (P < .05). Several mechanisms to account for these findings are proposed.
L Gleiberman; E Harburg; M R Frone; M Russell; M L Cooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ethnicity & disease     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1049-510X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ethn Dis     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-17     Completed Date:  1995-04-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109034     Medline TA:  Ethn Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  378-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Biological Markers*
Blood Pressure*
Europe / ethnology
European Continental Ancestry Group*
Hispanic Americans
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
New York / epidemiology
Regression Analysis
Reproducibility of Results
Skin Pigmentation*
Social Class
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers

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