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Blood Pressure Patterns and Hypertension in Blacks versus Whites

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Title:Blood Pressure Patterns and Hypertension in Blacks versus Whites
Authors:Barroga, Deno
Contributors:Anthropology (department)
Date Issued:15 Jan 2014
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:Approximately 60 million Americans have blood pressures high enough to be considered dangerous to their health and as many as 800,000 premature deaths per year can be attributed to hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure (Mangrulkar, 208). Yet, hypertension often goes unnoticed and unchecked until revealed by a medical emergency. Hypertension is generally defined as a chronic diastolic blood pressure of greater than 90 mm Hg. However, if a person has less than a 90 mm Hg diastolic blood pressure but a systolic blood pressure of 140 mm Hg or more, then he or she is still considered to have systolic hypertension (JNCH, 460). Additionally, young individuals below the age of 25 with blood pressures under these values may still be considered hypertensive.
Pages/Duration:45 pages
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