Secular trends in blood pressure among young adults reflect the proportion of the population at risk of developing hypertension and may be markers of progress in primary prevention.
National health examination data from three successive surveys were analyzed to assess blood pressure trends for adult blacks and whites aged 18-34 years in two body mass index (BMI; weight (kg)/height (m)2) strata (<25 or >=25).
Blood pressure was categorized into a four-point ordinal scale using the weighted, within-sex 50th, 75th, and 90th percentiles for 18to 24-year-old adults in the 1960-1962 survey.
The effects were analyzed with cumulative logit models with alpha=0.01.
The systolic blood pressure decreased moderately for 25- to 34-year-old males and for females except those aged 25-34 years with a BMI of >=25.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Pression sanguine, Adulte jeune, Homme, Epidémiologie, Race, Indice masse corporelle, Obésité, Négroïde, Caucasoïde, Sexe, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etat nutritionnel, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Trouble nutrition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Blood pressure, Young adult, Human, Epidemiology, Race, Body mass index, Obesity, Negroid, Caucasoid, Sex, United States, North America, America, Nutritional status, Cardiovascular disease, Nutrition disorder
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Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 199406.