Divergent associations between incident hypertension and deprivation based on different sources of case identification.

@article{AubMaurice2012DivergentAB,
  title={Divergent associations between incident hypertension and deprivation based on different sources of case identification.},
  author={J Aub{\'e}-Maurice and Louis Rochette and Claudia Blais},
  journal={Chronic diseases and injuries in Canada},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={121-30}
}
INTRODUCTION Studies suggest that hypertension is more prevalent in the most deprived. Our objective was to examine the association between incident hypertension and deprivation in Quebec based on different modes of case identification, using two administrative databases. METHODS We identified new incident cases of hypertension in 2006/2007 in the population aged 20 years plus. Socio-economic status was determined using a material and social deprivation index. Negative binomial regression… CONTINUE READING

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