Risk Factors in Adolescence for the Development of Elevated Blood Pressure and Hypertension in American Indian and Alaskan Native Adults

Citation

Zamora-Kapoor, A.; Hebert, L. E.; Montañez, M.; Buchwald, D.; & Sinclair, K. (2020). Risk Factors in Adolescence for the Development of Elevated Blood Pressure and Hypertension in American Indian and Alaskan Native Adults. J Immigr Minor Health.

Abstract

To examine risk factors for elevated blood pressure and hypertension in American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), compared to three other ethnic groups in the US. Weighted relative risk regression models, stratified by race/ethnicity, were used to measure the associations between risk factors and elevated blood pressure and hypertension in AI/ANs, compared to non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics, with data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. In all groups, females had a lower risk of both elevated blood pressure and hypertension than males. Increasing body mass index raised hypertension risk in all groups. In AI/ANs, financial instability increased the risk of hypertension by 88% (95% CI: 1.27-2.77), but not in other groups. No other statistically significant associations were found. Future interventions should include socio-economic factors in efforts to prevent hypertension in AI/ANs.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-020-01130-2

Keyword(s)

Alaska Native

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

J Immigr Minor Health

Author(s)

Zamora-Kapoor, A.
Hebert, L. E.
Montañez, M.
Buchwald, D.
Sinclair, K.

Year Published

2020

Edition

11/29

ISSN/ISBN

1557-1912

DOI

10.1007/s10903-020-01130-2

Reference ID

6014