Birth cohort evidence of population influences on blood pressure in the United States, 1887-1994.

@article{Goff2001BirthCE,
  title={Birth cohort evidence of population influences on blood pressure in the United States, 1887-1994.},
  author={David C Goff and George Howard and Gregory B. Russell and D R Labarthe},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={
          271-9
        }
}
PURPOSE Mean blood pressure (BP) has declined in the U.S. for several decades. It is unknown to what extent this decline was due to treatment of persons with recognized high BP or to population-wide influences on BP. Treatment would shift only the highest values lower, whereas, population-wide influences on BP would shift the entire distribution downward. METHODS We examined changes in the distributions of systolic and diastolic BP (SBP, DBP) across birth cohorts born between 1887 and 1975 in… CONTINUE READING

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