Race and diurnal blood pressure patterns. A review and meta-analysis.

@article{Profant1999RaceAD,
  title={Race and diurnal blood pressure patterns. A review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Judi Profant and Joel E. Dimsdale},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={
          1099-104
        }
}
Investigators have reported variable findings regarding the role of race in diurnal blood pressure patterns. We performed a review and meta-analysis of this literature to identify the overall effect of race on circadian blood pressure patterns. Eighteen studies involving 2852 participants were reviewed. Meta-analyses were conducted using effect sizes calculated from the data provided directly in the study reports. Separate meta-analyses were conducted on effect sizes for differences between… CONTINUE READING

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