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Risk factors for hypertension in a population-based sample of postmenopausal women in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
D GANGULIN DASI SAHAD CHAUDHURIS GHOSH SANJIT DEY
Published in SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
2013
Volume: 25
   
Issue: 5
Pages: 388 - 397
Abstract
Hypertension is a major public health problem worldwide. However, limited information is available regarding the risk factors for hypertension in postmenopausal women, particularly in urban populations in developing countries such as India. To investigate whether adiposity measures, serum lipids and lipoproteins as well as fasting plasma glucose can predict the risk of hypertension in a population based sample of postmenopausal women in Kolkata, India, we conducted a cross-sectional study of 415 postmenopausal women (aged 40 to 85), selected by cluster sampling from 12 wards of Kolkata. After multivariate adjustment, apolipoprotein B (apo B) and waist circumference (WC) showed the strongest ...
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