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High prevalence and poor control of hypertension have been observed in populations with low-socioeconomic status. Comparing an unemployed population with another employed population sharing the same culture, and another employed population living in another environment might enlighten the effects of factors accessible to primary prevention on the one hand(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of hypertension and its management in a disadvantaged population, essentially composed of those receiving state subsidies and the unemployed. METHODS The PHAPPG study : Prevalence of Hypertension in a Population Précaire Guadeloupéenne (disadvantaged population in Guadeloupe) included 2420(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare prevalence of abdominal obesity with obesity defined as BMI >or=30 kg/m2 in a West Indies population, and to define the relation between obesity and hypertension. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 2420 consecutive unemployed subjects referred for check-up in the two health centres of Guadeloupe, a French Caribbean island. Height and(More)
Higher prevalence and poorer control of hypertension have been observed in populations with low socioeconomic status. The causal link between socioeconomic factors and hypertension is complex. What is the impact of medical services compared with other health status determinants? We aimed to assess blood pressure prevalence and control in an unemployed(More)
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