Serial study on the association between body mass index and hypertension in rural Japanese.

@article{Jiang2003SerialSO,
  title={Serial study on the association between body mass index and hypertension in rural Japanese.},
  author={Jingmei Jiang and Takao Kitano and Masahiro Shono and Junji Wakamiya and Makoto Futatsuka},
  journal={Environmental health and preventive medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={90-4}
}
The objective of this study was to examine the association between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure. Two sets of cross-sectional data were obtained from annual health examinations for adults aged 40 years and over (n=1,327 in 1993; n=1,302 in 2000) in Tsunagi area of Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. BMI was associated with mean blood pressure and with prevalence of hypertension both in 1993 and 2000. The association was independent of age, smoking status and alcohol consumption. A… CONTINUE READING
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