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Titolo:
THE VALIDITY OF SELF-REPORTED HYPERTENSION AND CORRELATES OF HYPERTENSION AWARENESS AMONG BLACKS AND WHITES WITHIN THE STROKE BELT
Autore:
GILES WH; CROFT JB; KEENAN NL; LANE MJ; WHEELER FC;
Indirizzi:
CTR DIS CONTROL,MAILSTOP K-47,4770 BUFORD HWY NE ATLANTA GA 30341
Titolo Testata:
American journal of preventive medicine
fascicolo: 3, volume: 11, anno: 1995,
pagine: 163 - 169
SICI:
0749-3797(1995)11:3<163:TVOSHA>2.0.ZU;2-C
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
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NO
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Citazione:
W.H. Giles et al., "THE VALIDITY OF SELF-REPORTED HYPERTENSION AND CORRELATES OF HYPERTENSION AWARENESS AMONG BLACKS AND WHITES WITHIN THE STROKE BELT", American journal of preventive medicine, 11(3), 1995, pp. 163-169

Abstract

Hypertension surveillance activities increasingly are relying on information obtained by self-report. However, limited information is available concerning the validity of such data, especially among populations residing within the stroke belt. We used interview information and blood pressure measurements from the South Carolina Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Project to determine the validity of self-reported hypertension and the correlates of hypertension awareness among 2,210 whites and 704 blacks who participated in the program in 1987. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of self-reported hypertension were 79%, 91%, 76%, and 93% among white women; 82%, 88%, 79%, and 89% among black women; 62%, 91%, 75%, and 85% among white men; and 72%, 89%, 78%, and 85% among black men, respectively. Groups with highest sensitivity included women, persons older than age 39 years, and those who had seen a physician for preventive care within the last year. Correlates of hypertension awareness included an older age, visit to a physician for preventive care, and a family history of high blood pressure. Among hypertensive blacks, overweight persons were substantially more likely than nonoverweight persons to be aware of their hypertension (odds ratio [OR] = 4.6, 95% confidence intervals [CI] = 1.9, 10.7 in black women and OR = 4.4, 95% CI = 1.0, 17.9 in black men). The validity of self-reported hypertension was relatively high in all race-sex groups. There is a need to increase hypertension awareness among hypertensive blacks who are not overweight.

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