Blood Pressure Studies Among American and Foreign-Born Students
The relation of hypertension to race, sex, environment, and geographic origin in a young adult population is analyzed. Of the 3508 university students, 6.7 per cent were hypertensive. Among American men and women the incidence was 8.1 per cent and 3.1 per cent, respectively. The incidence of hypertension in all racial groups is significantly higher among American-born than among foreign-born males. After 10 years of residence in the United States, foreign-born students have the same high incidence of hypertension as those born in the United States and Canada. Detailed study is presented regarding the incidence of hypertension in different age groups among American and foreign-born white, Negro and Asian students.
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