A few small studies of white persons have found a positive association between serum albumin and blood pressure.
However, this association might be due to ionized calcium.
No data on albumin or ionized calcium have appeared for African Americans or Hispanics, and few for women.
To explore the association of serum albumin (g/L) and ionized calcium (mmol/L) with both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-94, were analyzed.
Results from multiple regressions, controlling for age, overweight, alcohol intake, hematocrit, pulse, antihypertensive medication, and smoking indicate that serum albumin is positively correlated (P<0.01) to systolic and diastolic blood pressure among non-Hispanic white men 25-59 and 60-89 years old.
Ionized calcium was associated negatively with diastolic blood pressure among younger Mexican-American men.
In this national sample, serum albumin was consistently associated with systolic and diastolic blood pressure only among non-Hispanic white men.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Albumine, Plasma sanguin, Calcium, Ethnie, Pression artérielle, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mexique, Amérique Centrale, Africain, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Hémodynamique, Caucasoïde
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Albumin, Blood plasma, Calcium, Ethnic group, Arterial pressure, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, United States, North America, America, Mexico, Central America, African, Cardiovascular disease, Hemodynamics, Caucasoid
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Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 25/01/1999.