Concern has been expressed regarding the adequacy of classifying individuals as hypertensive based upon a single blood pressure determination and/or the average of readings taken at a single visit and the appropriateness of these determinations in cross-cultural comparisons of rates of hypertension.
This analysis investigated the potential classification variability by comparing hypertensive status determined by 1) a single reading, 2) an average of the second and third determination at a first visit, and 3) an average of the second and third determinations obtained at each of three visits according to a standardized protocol.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Classification, Homme, Méthodologie, Epidémiologie, Mesure répétée, Pression sanguine, Hémodynamique, Variabilité réponse, Nigéria, Afrique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Classification, Human, Methodology, Epidemiology, Repeated measurement, Blood pressure, Hemodynamics, Response variability, Nigeria, Africa, Cardiovascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0599865
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 09/06/1995.