The authors examined whether changing attitudes and approaches to modifying blood pressure during the 1980s affected the previously described pattern of increasing systolic blood pressure in the elderly which continues through the ninth decade of life.
In 1982-1983, a door-to-door census identified 4,497 community-dwelling residents of East Boston, Massachusetts aged 65 and over, of whom 3,657 had baseline blood pressure assessments.
Follow-up blood pressure assessments occurred in 1985-1986 and in 1988-1989.
Cross-sectionally, the relation of age with systolic blood pressure was quadratic with levels predicted to increase until about age 84 after which they were lower among oldest-old survivors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Pression sanguine, Hémodynamique, Vieillard, Homme, Age, Etude longitudinale, Epidémiologie, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Blood pressure, Hemodynamics, Elderly, Human, Age, Follow up study, Epidemiology, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease
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