Social class, skin color, and arterial blood pressure in two societies.

@article{Dressler1991SocialCS,
  title={Social class, skin color, and arterial blood pressure in two societies.},
  author={William W. Dressler},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  year={1991},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={60-77}
}
Black people have higher blood pressure relative to whites; darker-skinned black people have higher blood pressure relative to lighter-skinned black people in some studies. These findings have been attributed either to racial-genetic factors or to sociocultural factors associated with social class. It is argued here that conventional social class theory is inadequate for the development of testable research hypotheses regarding skin color and blood pressure. New developments in social class… CONTINUE READING

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