Hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and blood groups in a population of African ancestry.

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the possible relationship of hypertension and diabetes with the ABO, Rhesus, and Duffy blood groups, which are known markers of African ancestry. DESIGN Population-based study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A random sample of 1253 Barbados residents, > or = 40 years of age. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Hypertension was defined as a systolic… (More)

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@article{Nemesure2006HypertensionT2, title={Hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and blood groups in a population of African ancestry.}, author={Barbara Nemesure and Sun-Yuh Wu and Anselm Hennis and Mike Leske}, journal={Ethnicity & disease}, year={2006}, volume={16 4}, pages={822-9} }