Short stature and hypertension in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

@article{Sichieri2000ShortSA,
  title={Short stature and hypertension in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Rosely Sichieri and Kamile Santos Siqueira and Rosangela Alves Pereira and Alberto Ascherio},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={
          77-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Stature is a powerful indicator of poor nutrition early in life in nations where undernutrition is a public health problem. Hypertension in adults has been associated with factors present early in life such as low birth weight. We tested the hypothesis that short stature is associated with hypertension among adults. DESIGN AND SETTING A household survey of representative adults in Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil was carried out in 1996. SUBJECTS Blood pressure and anthropometric… CONTINUE READING

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