Socio-economic status and blood pressure: an overview analysis

  title={Socio-economic status and blood pressure: an overview analysis},
  author={H Colhoun and Harry Hemingway and N R Poulter},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
Background: Mortality rates from hypertension related diseases such as coronary heart disease, hypertensive heart disease, stroke and end stage renal disease show an inverse association with socio-economic status (SES). Objectives: To review the published literature in order to assess whether (i) there is an association between SES and blood pressure (BP), and if so whether this is explained by (ii) SES differences in treatment rates, or (iii) SES differences in established risk factors for… CONTINUE READING
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