Association of Race and Peripheral Artery Disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Cohort
Ericha G Franey, PhD, MPH, Donna Kritz-Silverstein, PhD, Erin L Richard, MPH, John E Alcaraz, PhD, Caroline M Nievergelt, PhD, Richard A Shaffer, PhD and Vibha Bhatnagar, MD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 24, 2020
This cross-sectional study included 11,992 Black or White participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) cohort with PON genotyping. Ankle brachial index (ABI) was measured at baseline (1987-1989); PAD was defined as ABI < 0.90. Data also included demographic, health and behavioral information. Logistic regression was used to evaluate the association between race and PAD after adjustment for age, gender, BMI, education, smoking, high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. The ...
Prevalence of Hypertension among Rural Adults and Availability of Management Services in a Nigeria Community
Ojima Zechariah Wada, David B Olawade, Temitope D Afolalu, Awe O Oluwatofarati and Iyanuoluwa G Akinwalere
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 11, 2020
With over a billion people across the globe living with hypertension and over a tenth of the global annual mortality being attributed to hypertension, it is no surprise why this disease is of great public health concern. In the bid to reduce the prevalence of hypertension by 25% by the year 2025, recent data about the current prevalence and disparities in health intervention is required. This study provides relevant information about the prevalence of hypertension in a distant rural community in...