Association between sleep duration and the prevalence of hypertension in an elderly rural population of China.

@article{Wu2016AssociationBS,
  title={Association between sleep duration and the prevalence of hypertension in an elderly rural population of China.},
  author={Lei Wu and Yao He and Bin Jiang and Miao Liu and Jianhua Wang and Di Zhang and Yiyan Wang and Jing Zeng and Yao Yao},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={27-28},
  pages={92-98}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have examined an association between sleep duration and hypertension, but the conclusions remain inconsistent. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study in a community-based rural elderly population of Beijing, China. A total of 2397 participants (967 male and 1430 female) completed the survey. Sleep duration was assessed in a face-to-face interview and was self-reported. Hypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure (BP) ≥ 140 mm Hg and/or diastolic BP… CONTINUE READING
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