Body mass has been consistently associated with blood pressure in acculturated populations but not in lean populations with low blood pressures.
In southwestern China, in 1989, the authors studied the relation between body mass and blood pressure in three community-based random samples:
rural Yi farmers (5,023 men, 3,218 women);
Yi migrants (1,656 men, 919 women);
and Han Chinese living in an urban setting (2,173 men, 1,516 women).
The Yi farmers had virtually no obesity or hypertension and had little rise in blood pressure with age.
The Yi migrants and Han had a steeper slope of blood pressure with age and consequently more hypertension.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Pression sanguine, Hémodynamique, Epidémiologie, Indice masse corporelle, Homme, Chine, Asie, Sud ouest, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Blood pressure, Hemodynamics, Epidemiology, Body mass index, Human, China, Asia, Southwest, Cardiovascular disease
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