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Weight status and high blood pressure among low-income african american men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20937738     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Obesity is a biological risk factor or comorbidity that has not received much attention from scientists studying hypertension among African American men. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between weight status and high blood pressure among African American men with few economic resources. The authors used surveillance data collected from low-income adults attending community- and faith-based primary care clinics in West Tennessee to estimate pooled and group-specific regression models of high blood pressure. The results from group-specific logistic regression models indicate that the factors associated with hypertension varied considerably by weight status. This study provides a glimpse into the complex relationship between weight status and high blood pressure status among African American men. Additional research is needed to identify mechanisms through which excess weight affects the development and progression of high blood pressure.
Authors:
Marino A Bruce; Bettina M Beech; Christopher L Edwards; Mario Sims; Isabel Scarinci; Keith E Whitfield; Keon Gilbert; Errol D Crook
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of men's health     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1557-9891     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Mens Health     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101287723     Medline TA:  Am J Mens Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. mbruce@umc.edu.
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