Blacks Have Elevated Hypertension Risk Through Age 55 Years

Regardless of BP levels in young adulthood, blacks have increased hypertension risk versus whites

(HealthDay News) — Blacks have considerably increased risk for hypertension than whites through age 55 years, regardless of blood pressure levels through young adulthood, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

S. Justin Thomas, PhD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues calculated the cumulative incidence of hypertension from age 18 to 55 years in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study. Data were included for 3890 participants without hypertension at baseline (age 18 to 30 years).

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