Risk of progression to hypertension in a low-income Mexican population with prehypertension and normal blood pressure.

@article{JimnezCorona2007RiskOP,
  title={Risk of progression to hypertension in a low-income Mexican population with prehypertension and normal blood pressure.},
  author={A{\'i}da Jim{\'e}nez-Corona and Ruy L{\'o}pez-Ridaura and Michael P. Stern and Clicerio Gonz{\'a}lez-Villalpando},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={929-36}
}
BACKGROUND Blood pressure (BP) levels below the prehypertensive category may be associated with the risk of developing hypertension. We estimated the incidence rates of hypertension in a low-income Mexican population according to several subcategories of baseline BP within normal and prehypertensive categories. METHODS In total, 1572 nonhypertensive men (n = 632) and nonpregnant women (n = 940), aged 35 to 64 years at baseline, were followed for a median of 5.8 years. Hypertension was defined… CONTINUE READING
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