To test the hypothesis that elevated white blood cell count (WBC) is associated with increased incidence of essential hypertension, data from the NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study (NHEFS) were analyzed.
Incidence of hypertension was determined in a cohort of 5782 white and 674 black persons with complete data who were normotensive at baseline.
There was a statistically significant increase of about 50% in risk of hypertension over approximately 10 years'follow-up in white men aged 25-74 years with WBC>8600 compared to men with WBC<6200 CELLS/MM3.
The association was independent of other risk variables.
In white women, an association of high WBC with increased age-adjusted risk of hypertension was seen only at ages 45-64 and 65-74 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Numération, Leucocyte, Homme, Race, Incidence, Sexe, Age, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Etude NHANES I
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Numeration, Leukocyte, Human, Race, Incidence, Sex, Age, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease
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Cote : 94-0633266
Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 09/06/1995.