The incidence of hypertension and associated factors: The Israel ischemic heart disease study

Harold A. Kahn, Jack H. Medalie, Henry N. Neufeld, Egon Riss, Uri Goldbourt

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Abstract

In a study of male Israeli civil service workers, five-year incidence rates of hypertension (using the WHO definition) were found to increase with age and were higher for European-born subjects. Data are presented in support of a hypothesis that the size of the family group living together is inversely related to the risk of developing hypertension. Other factors found associated (at p <0.01 level) with hypertension incidence (all positively) were weight/height ratio, skinfolds, serum uric acid, pulse rate, cigarette smoking, and prolongation and suppression of feelings following conflicts in certain life situations. Other associated variables between the <0.01 and <0.05 levels are recorded and the fact is stressed that we are only at the beginning of an understanding of factors associated with hypertension incidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-182
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1972
Externally publishedYes

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