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The Relation of Bacteriuria to Blood Pressure as Revealed by an Epidemiologic Study Among Nuns and Working Women.

Calvin M. Kunin, M.D., F.A.C.P.; and Regina C. McCormack, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1181-1182. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1181_3
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Frequency of bacteriuria and distribution of blood pressure, by age, were determined in 2,882 white and 422 negro nuns and 2,302 white and 396 negro control women working in similar occupations. Bacteriuria was 12.8, 2.8, and 1.4 times more frequent among white control women than among white nuns at ages 15 to 34, 35 to 54, and 55 or more years, respectively. It was 14.2 and 5.3 times higher for negro control women than for nuns aged 15 to 34 and 35 to 54 years. These differences were highly significant statistically. The prevalence of bacteriuria among nuns aged 15 to


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