BLOOD-PRESSURE AND URINARY CATIONS IN A CHINESE POPULATION
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AbstractThe prevalence of hypertension and the relationship between blood pressure, age, body mass index (BMI) and urinary cations from casual urine specimens were examined in 1,513 Chinese employees of a public utility company and non-medical personnel of a district hospital. The prevalence of hypertension, defined as systolic blood pressure greater-than-or-equal-to 140 or a diastolic blood pressure greater-than-or-equal-to 90 mmHg, or a past history of hypertension, was 17% in men and 5% in women. After excluding subjects who were on antihypertensive medication, age, body mass index, and urinary sodium/potassium ratio were independently and positively associated with blood pressure, while urinary potassium/creatinine ratio was inversely related to blood pressure. No association with urinary sodium or sodium/creatinine ratio was found. Higher mean blood pressure in men was accompanied by lower urinary potassium/creatinine and potassium concentration and higher sodium/potassium ratio, even though men had the same mean BMI when compared with women. A difference in potassium intake between the sexes may partly account for this finding.
All Author(s) ListWOO J, LAU E, CHAN A, COCKRAM C, SWAMINATHAN R
Journal nameJournal of Human Hypertension
Year1992
Month8
Day1
Volume Number6
Issue Number4
PublisherSTOCKTON PRESS
Pages299 - 304
ISSN0950-9240
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesCardiovascular System & Cardiology; Peripheral Vascular Disease; PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE

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