Group comparisons of blood pressure and indices of obesity and salt intake in Pacific populations

R. Taylor, P. Zimmet, S. Levy, V. Collins

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Abstract

Group comparisons of blood pressure and indices of obesity and salt intake from epidemiological studies conducted in the Pacific early in the 1980s are presented. The comparisons were of a rural-urban type, and showed a trend for a lower prevalence of hypertension and for lower mean blood pressures in adults from rural areas, compared with urban populations. Rural residents were also slimmer and appeared to have a lower salt intake than did urban dwellers. These findings give possible support to the role of adiposity and salt intake in the genesis of essential hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-501
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume142
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985

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