Relationship of anthropometric indicators with blood pressure levels and the risk of hypertension in Nigerian adults

@inproceedings{Adedoyin2008RelationshipOA,
  title={Relationship of anthropometric indicators with blood pressure levels and the risk of hypertension in Nigerian adults},
  author={Rufus Adesoji Adedoyin and Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada and Luqman A. Bisiriyu and Rasaaq Ayodele Adebayo and Michael Olabode Balogun and Anthony Olubunmi Akintomide},
  booktitle={International journal of general medicine},
  year={2008}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Studies on cardiovascular risks in relation to anthropometric factors are limited in Sub-Sahara Africa. The aims of this study were to examine the relationship between anthropometric parameters and blood pressure; and to evaluate body mass index (BMI) across the range of underweight and obesity as a primary risk factor of hypertension in adult Nigerians. MATERIAL AND METHODS 2097 adults aged between 20 and 100 years consented and participated in this door-to-door survey… CONTINUE READING

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