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Titolo:
Economic development and women's blood pressure: field evidence from ruralMashonaland, Zimbabwe
Autore:
Hunter, JM; Sparks, BT; Mufunda, J; Musabayane, CT; Sparks, HV; Mahomed, K;
Indirizzi:
Michigan State Univ, Dept Geog, African Studies Ctr, Inst Int Hlth, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA Michigan State Univ E Lansing MI USA 48824 Hlth, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA Michigan State Univ, Ctr Clin, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA Michigan State Univ E Lansing MI USA 48824 Clin, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA Univ Zimbabwe, Dept Physiol, Harare, Zimbabwe Univ Zimbabwe Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, Dept Physiol, Harare, Zimbabwe Michigan State Univ, Dept Physiol, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA Michigan State Univ E Lansing MI USA 48824 ysiol, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA Univ Zimbabwe, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Harare, Zimbabwe Univ Zimbabwe Harare Zimbabwe Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Harare, Zimbabwe
Titolo Testata:
SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE
fascicolo: 6, volume: 50, anno: 2000,
pagine: 773 - 795
SICI:
0277-9536(200003)50:6<773:EDAWBP>2.0.ZU;2-9
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
women's blood pressure; economic development; rural Africa; Zimbabwe;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
15
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Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Hunter, JM Michigan State Univ, Dept Geog, African Studies Ctr, Inst Int Hlth, E Lansing, MI 48824 USA Michigan State Univ E Lansing MI USA 48824 nsing, MI 48824 USA
Citazione:
J.M. Hunter et al., "Economic development and women's blood pressure: field evidence from ruralMashonaland, Zimbabwe", SOCIAL SC M, 50(6), 2000, pp. 773-795

Abstract

A survey of 515 non-pregnant women at 12 geographically chosen research sites in rural Mashonaland shows significant differences in mean blood pressure, controlled by age cohorts. Three levels of economic development are identified: (1) the traditional economy on communal lands, with lowest blood pressure, (2) the wage economy in areas of large-scale commercial agriculture, with elevated blood pressure and (3) the wage economy in mining areas, with the highest elevation of blood pressure. The area is dominated by the primate city, Harare, up to distances of 300 km and beyond, from which forces of change and modernization emanate. It is seen that potassium, sodium and the sodium-potassium ratio, are distance-related to Harare and that women's blood pressures tend to follow suit. The rise of body sodium in young persons at risk:, often accompanied by declining potassium intake and other changes of modernization, suggest that more attention should be focused on rural areas in Africa, now in the threes of economic change. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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