Navigation Links
Minorities Less Likely to Have Blood Pressure Under Control
Date:9/23/2009

Blacks have the highest readings, despite taking medications, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks and Hispanics with a history of stroke or coronary artery disease have higher blood pressure than whites, while Hispanics are less likely to be prescribed medications to control it, a new U.S. study shows.

About 63 percent of whites, 58 percent of Hispanics and 40 percent of blacks had blood pressure readings that fell within national guidelines, the researchers found.

"There was a significant disparity in achievement of blood pressure goals among African Americans as compared to whites or Hispanics," said senior study author Dr. Nerses Sanossian, associate director of the Stroke Center at University of Southern California.

The study was to be presented Wednesday at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Conference in Chicago.

Researchers evaluated data on blood pressure levels from 517 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey who reported having had either a stroke or coronary artery disease. About 12 percent of participants were Hispanic and 25 percent were black.

National recommendations call for most adults to keep their blood pressure under a reading of 140 for the top number and 90 for the lower number, while diabetics should keep it under 130/80.

"The greatest risk factor for having a heart attack or stroke is having a previous heart attack or stroke," Sanossian said. "Blood pressure control is one of the cornerstones of prevention. This is a group of people in whom prevention is really crucial."

Reasons for the disparities may include lifestyle or economic factors, genetics and differences in the quality of health care received, the researchers said.

While blacks and whites reported being prescribed blood pressure medications at similar rates, blood pressure was not as well-controlle
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Minorities have poorer results, higher rates of inappropriate surgery to prevent stroke
2. AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes
3. HIV Atlas Shows Virus Targeting Minorities
4. Study finds segregation decreases access to surgical care for minorities
5. U.S. Civil Rights Commission to Hold Public Briefing on Health Care Disparities Between Minorities and Non-Minorities, and Business Meeting
6. M. D. Anderson study predicts dramatic growth in cancer rates among US elderly, minorities
7. Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases
8. Economic Bad Times Put Minorities at Higher Crime Risk
9. Minorities Distrust Medical System More
10. Building trust, increasing awareness among minorities
11. Terror Fears Tougher on Minorities, Disabled
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Minorities Less Likely to Have Blood Pressure Under Control 
(Date:7/29/2014)... Springs, LA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... holiday across the United States usually celebrated throughout that ... recently though, those summer days now mark the start ... in crashes involving teen drivers. In 2012 nearly ... during the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day. ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... By Dennis Thompson ... -- Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect ... down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report. ... stressful events are linked to increased shortening of telomeres, the ... quickly cells age. "We found that over a one-year ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 The Law Offices of Michael ... of Hope, a non-profit organization providing grief camps for kids, ... anguish and suffering our clients experience from the death of ... support an organization like Stepping Stones of Hope, as they ... Stepping Stones of Hope also includes a monthly support group ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Merrick, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Summer is ... whether that means enjoying a hike, swimming in a pool or ... it’s time for fleas and ticks. The Puppy Store is here ... during the summer months. , It’s almost impossible to completely keep ... can take to minimize the chances of their pets coming into ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made ... the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human ... years, experts have seen a steady rise in ... bacterial pathogens making the need for a ... what to target to prevent disease, and the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Narconon New Life Retreat Launches New Alcohol Prevention Program 2Health News:Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds 2Health News:Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging, Study Finds 3Health News:The Law Offices of Michael Cordova is Sponsoring Stepping Stones of Hope, a Non-Profit Organization Providing Grief Camps for Kids, Teens, Adults, and Families 2Health News:Protect Dogs From Fleas and Ticks During the Summer 2Health News:Researchers take steps toward development of a vaccine against tick-transmitted disease 2Health News:Researchers take steps toward development of a vaccine against tick-transmitted disease 3
... Oct. 16 Speaker Nancy Pelosi,Senate Majority Leader Harry ... Simon, Families USA, Easter Seals, and other advocates at ... to override the,President,s veto of the Children,s Health Insurance ... Pollack, to Families USA, to Easter Seals, and to ...
... DEXTER, Mich., Oct. 16 ReCellular, Inc., ... used wireless phones and,accessories, today announced it ... Cellular ( http://www.consumercellular.com ), one of,the nation,s ... to,collect wireless handsets for recycling from their ...
... PARK, N.J., Oct. 16 HLTH Corporation,(Nasdaq: HLTH ... for,the three months ended September 30, 2007 at approximately ... addition, as previously announced, HLTH Corporation,s 84% owned,subsidiary, WebMD ... will also,release their financial results for the three months ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Aspreva Pharmaceuticals,Corporation (NASDAQ: ASPV ; ... of approximately US $62 million for the third,quarter ... in the third quarter,of 2006. As previously ... Wednesday, October 31, 2007. The Company will hold ...
... an easy-to-swallow caplet., VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 16 ... Pro-Biotic Acidophilus, a combination of,five types of beneficial ... immune system with the good stuff from yogurt ... is growing public and scientific,interest in probiotics. Recent ...
... In the November 1st issue of G&D, Dr. Michael ... the gene Meis1 as a critical player in the ... MLL leukemia. , Mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) is a ... prevalent acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) by the presence of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pelosi: In 48 Hours, Congress Must Choose Between Meeting the Needs of America's Children or Not 2Health News:ReCellular Named Exclusive Cell Phone Recycling Partner for Consumer Cellular 2Health News:ReCellular Named Exclusive Cell Phone Recycling Partner for Consumer Cellular 3Health News:HLTH Corporation Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call 2Health News:Aspreva Announces Preliminary Revenues for Third Quarter 2007 2Health News:Aspreva Announces Preliminary Revenues for Third Quarter 2007 3Health News:Aspreva Announces Preliminary Revenues for Third Quarter 2007 4Health News:Northwest Natural Products Introduces AccuFlora(R) 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 According to a ... Trauma Fixation Devices Market - Global Forecast, Market Share, ... global orthopedic trauma fixation devices market is estimated at ... grow at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2014 to ... billion in 2020. Browse the Orthopedic Trauma ...
(Date:7/29/2014)...  Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced the launch of its ... is part of a comprehensive rebranding effort by Werfen, the ... Boston, MA , in 1959, IL has been part ... companies in the group include Inova Diagnostics ( San ... Spain ).  Like IL, these three companies are focused ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets has ... Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... device is a medical device used to provide medication ... breathing and cannot achieve adequate oxygen levels to maintain ... asthma, COPD, and ARDS require the need of respiratory ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 4Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 2Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 3Global Respiratory Devices Market 2014-2018 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: