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A stratified random sample of 464 persons aged 40 to 79 years, drawn from enumeration registers in the Bridgetown area of Barbados, participated in this survey. The prevalence of hypertension (defined as systolic blood pressure of at least 160 mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure of at least 95 mm Hg, or use of antihypertensive medication) was 47% and 43% for(More)
Familial aggregation of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes has been consistently demonstrated. However, virtually all of the evidence on the familial patterns of these diseases has come from white population samples. This study evaluates the level of familial excess risk among first degree relatives of 232 African-American pedigrees which included 1,420(More)
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