This study examined associations between blood pressure and self-reported experiences of racial discrimination and responses to unfair treatment.
Survey data were collected in year 7 (1992/93) of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, a prospective multisite community-based investigation.
Participants included 831 Black men, 1143 Black women, 1006 White men, and 1106 White women 25 to 37 years old.
Systolic blood pressure among working-class Black adults reporting that they typically accepted unfair treatment and had experienced racial discrimination in none of seven situations was about 7 mm Hg higher than among those reporting that they challenged unfair treatment and experienced racial discrimination in one or two of the situations.
Among professional Black adults, systolic blood pressure was 9 to 10 mm Hg lower among those reporting that they typically challenged unfair treatment and had not experienced racial discrimination.
Black-White differences in blood pressure were substantially reduced by taking into account reported experiences of racial discrimination and responses to unfair treatment.
Research on racial/ethnic distributions of blood pressure should take into account how discrimination may harm health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Pression sanguine, Hémodynamique, Epidémiologie, Racisme, Expérience personnelle, Adulte jeune, Homme, Caucasoïde, Noir américain, Race, Traitement, Inégalité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Blood pressure, Hemodynamics, Epidemiology, Racism, Personal experience, Young adult, Human, Caucasoid, Black American, Race, Treatment, Inequality, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0479834
Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 10/04/1997.