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A Comparison of Blood Pressure in Men and Women: A Statistical Study of 5,540 Individuals

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(6):754-770. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-6-754
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A study has been made of the routine blood pressure reading of all individuals admitted to the medical division of the out-patient department of the University of Minnesota Hospital. These records cover the three year period from December, 1926, to December, 1929. There are in this series 5,540 individuals, 3,258 women and 2,282 men. The readings have been classified by decades for systolic and diastolic pressures, and a comparative study has been made of blood pressures in men and women.

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