Relation between region of residence in the United States and hypertension incidence--the NHANES I epidemiologic follow-up study.

@article{Gillum2004RelationBR,
  title={Relation between region of residence in the United States and hypertension incidence--the NHANES I epidemiologic follow-up study.},
  author={Richard F Gillum and Michael E Mussolino and Jennifer H. Madans},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={625-34}
}
A number of studies have found hypertension prevalence to be higher in the southeast region of the United States than in other U.S. regions. To test the hypotheses that hypertension incidence is higher in the southeast than in other regions, and that higher levels of known hypertension risk factors in the southeast explain the difference in incidence, data from a nationally representative, longitudinal cohort study of a sample drawn from the U.S. population, the NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-Up… CONTINUE READING