To determine concordance for hypertension in adult male twins and to examine individual environmental factors associated with the manifestaiton of the disease in one member but not both members of a twin pair.
The subjects were 1003 monozygotic and 858 dizygotic Caucasian, male, World War II veteran twins born in the USA between 1917 and 1927, who were aged 56-66 years when surveyed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institue for health behaviors and Cardiovascular disease status. hypertensive status was determined by the subjects' diagnostic reports from physicians and the subjectsf' past or current use of antihypertensive medications.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Prévalence, Déterminisme génétique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Mâle, Jumeau, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Prevalence, Genetic inheritance, Epidemiology, Human, Male, Twin, Cardiovascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0275573
Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 199406.