Trevillore E Raghunathan

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OBJECTIVE Studies directly examining the association between physical activity and NIDDM in African-Americans are rare. Consequently, the strength of this association in this ethnic minority group remains unclear. The current study broadly characterizes the types of physical activity engaged in by a community sample of working-class African-Americans and(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the odds of hypertension for Black men in relationship to their socioeconomic position (SEP) in both childhood and adulthood. METHODS On the basis of their parents' occupation, we classified 379 men in the Pitt County (North Carolina) Study into low and high childhood SEP. The men's own education, occupation, employment status,(More)
PURPOSE The positive association between obesity and blood pressure has been less consistent in African Americans than whites. This is especially true for African American men. This study investigated the sex-specific associations between baseline body mass index (BMI), weight change (kilograms), and five-year hypertension incidence and changes in blood(More)
The Pitt County Study is a longitudinal investigation of anthropometric, psychosocial, and behavioral predictors of hypertension in African Americans who were aged 25-50 years at baseline in 1988. At baseline, a strong dose-response gradient was observed for alcohol consumption and blood pressure for both sexes. The current study investigated whether(More)
OBJECTIVES We studied obesity in African American women in relationship to their socioeconomic position (SEP) in childhood and adulthood. METHODS On the basis of parents' occupation, we classified 679 women in the Pitt County (North Carolina) Study into low and high childhood SEP. Women's education, occupation, employment status, and home ownership were(More)
OBJECTIVES This report examined whether job strain (or its components, decision latitude and job demands) was associated with elevated blood pressure levels in a community-based sample of 726 African-American adults. METHODS Blood-pressure, anthropometric, behavioral, demographic, and psychosocial data were collected for the current cross-sectional(More)
UNLABELLED While infant mortality rates have declined for both White and African-American populations, the perennial two-fold excess in risk for African Americans remains unchanged, and indeed, may have increased since 1985. One potential explanation for the excess risk in African Americans might be racial differences in maternal clinical risk factors, such(More)
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