publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Interarm Difference in Systolic Blood Pressure in Different Ethnic Groups and Relationship to the "White Coat Effect": A Cross-Sectional Study

Schwartz, Claire Lorraine; Clark, Christopher; Koshiaris, Constantinos; Gill, Paramjit S; Greenfield, Shelia M; Haque, Sayeed M; Heer, Gurdip; Johal, Amanpreet; Kaur, Ramandeep; Mant, Jonathan; ...
  • Published: 05 May 2017
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd. BACKGROUND: Interarm differences (IADs) ≥10 mm Hg in systolic blood pressure (BP) are associated with greater incidence of cardiovascular disease. The effect of ethnicity and the white coat effect (WCE) on significant systolic IADs (ssIADs) are not well understood.METHODS: Differences in BP by ethnicity for different methods of BP measurement were examined in 770 people (300 White British, 241 South Asian, 229 African-Caribbean). Repeated clinic measurements were obtained simultaneously in the right and left arm using 2 BPTru monitors and comparisons made ...
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free text keywords: White British, common.demographic_type, common, Confidence interval, Odds ratio, Cardiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Blood pressure, Systole, Ambulatory blood pressure, White coat hypertension, medicine.disease, Cross-sectional study, Internal medicine, business.industry, business, Upper Extremity, Humans, Hypertension, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory, Prevalence, Multivariate Analysis, Linear Models, Logistic Models, Risk Factors, Chi-Square Distribution, Cross-Sectional Studies, Reproducibility of Results, Predictive Value of Tests, Adult, Aged, Middle Aged, Continental Population Groups, African Continental Ancestry Group, Asian Continental Ancestry Group, European Continental Ancestry Group, Caribbean Region, Female, Male, United Kingdom, Original Contributions, BP Measurement, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, ethnic group, interarm blood pressure differences, simultaneous blood pressure measurement method, white coat effect
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