Racial discrimination and the incidence of hypertension in US black women.

@article{Cozier2006RacialDA,
  title={Racial discrimination and the incidence of hypertension in US black women.},
  author={Yvette C. Cozier and J R Palmer and Nicholas J. Horton and Lisa Fredman and Lauren A Wise and Lynn Rosenberg},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={681-7}
}
PURPOSE Unique experiences associated with "race," such as racism, may adversely affect health. Our goal is to assess whether racism is associated with the occurrence of hypertension in African-American women. METHODS In the first prospective examination of perceived experiences of racism in relation to the incidence of hypertension, we used data from the Black Women's Health Study, a follow-up study of US black women that began in 1995. The 1997 follow-up questionnaire contained eight… CONTINUE READING

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