Acculturation and hypertension in Mexican Americans.

  title={Acculturation and hypertension in Mexican Americans.},
  author={Kyriakos S. Markides and Dong Jun Lee and L. A. Ray},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  volume={3 1},
In this analysis, we employ data from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to examine the association between level of acculturation into the larger society and rates of hypertension in Mexican Americans. Analyses conducted separately by gender in three broad age groups (ages 20 to 39, 40 to 59, and 60 to 74 years) fail to indicate a linear effect of acculturation on hypertension after controlling for age, education, marital status, employment, smoking, alcohol consumption, and… CONTINUE READING