Blood Pressure Studies in Rural and Urban Groups in Delhi
Very little data exist about blood pressure levels in Indians although it is generally believed that they are lower than among Western peoples. There also seems to be an impression that hypertension is rarer among poor Eastern populations. This study was carried out on 1,132 persons of poor economic status and 224 persons of good social class in Delhi. The results showed some striking differences between the two groups and from Western figures. Factors influencing the blood pressure levels, such as age and body weight, were also evaluated.
- © 1959 American Heart Association, Inc.