J. R. MCDONOUGH, M.D., M.P.H.; G. E. GARRISON, M.D.; C. G. HAMES, M.D.
Higher blood pressure values of Negroes than whites living in or near the United States have been reported from several population studies (1-6). Two studies on blood pressure levels among Navajo Indians living in the southwestern United States have found a virtual absence of elevated blood pressure (7, 8). Another study on blood pressure among the Apache Indians suggests higher blood pressures in this tribe than among the Navajo (9). Despite these racial differences in blood pressure, the studies conducted to date have all been descriptive, and the reasons for the differences remain unknown.
An excess mortality attributed to cardiovascular
MCDONOUGH JR, GARRISON GE, HAMES CG. Blood Pressure and Hypertensive Disease Among Negroes and Whites: A Study in Evans County, Georgia. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:208–228. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-61-2-208
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(2):208-228.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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