Level of acculturation and hypertension among Dallas County Hispanics: findings from the Dallas Heart Study.

@article{Vaeth2005LevelOA,
  title={Level of acculturation and hypertension among Dallas County Hispanics: findings from the Dallas Heart Study.},
  author={Patrice A. C. Vaeth and Duwayne L Willett},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={373-80}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to examine whether the prevalence of hypertension differs by acculturation status among Hispanics in Dallas County, Texas. The authors test the hypothesis that compared with those of low acculturation, those of mid- and high-level acculturation will be at greater risk for having hypertension. METHODS Conducted from July 2000 through October 2002, the Dallas Heart Study (DHS) is a general population cross-sectional study of cardiovascular risk factors among… CONTINUE READING

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