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  1. Hypertension prevalence and age-related changes of blood-pressure in semi-nomadic and urban Oromos of Ethiopia.

    Article - En anglais

    We evaluated the prevalence of hypertension and the age-related behaviour of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in a wide sample of male and female Ethiopian Oromos living in rural or pre-industrial urbanized settings.

    Blood pressure (BP) was measured in the sitting position after 5 min rest in 5277 Oromos.

    In the group, 4928 were semi-nomadic shepherds, while 349 came from a town of 60,000 inhabitants where they were involved in low-technology jobs.

    The first subgroup was composed of 2482 men and 2446 women.

    All subjects were divided into 3 age groups : 15-44,45-64, and =65 years.

    Body weight (BW) and the Quetelet index (QI) were matched to BP levels using Pearson's method.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Pression sanguine, Hémodynamique, Age, Milieu urbain, Milieu rural, Ethnie, Ethiopie, Afrique, Sexe, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Oromo

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Blood pressure, Hemodynamics, Age, Urban environment, Rural environment, Ethnic group, Ethiopia, Africa, Sex, Human, Cardiovascular disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0682336

    Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 09/06/1995.