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Ethnic differences in the association of birth weight and blood pressure: the Georgia cardiovascular twin study.

Authors
  • Oberg, Sara
  • Ge, Dongliang
  • Cnattingius, Sven
  • Svensson, Anna
  • Treiber, Frank A
  • Snieder, Harold
  • Iliadou, Anastasia
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of hypertension
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
20
Issue
12
Pages
1235–1241
Identifiers
PMID: 18047911
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We showed that low birth weight was associated with an elevated systolic blood pressure in AAs, independent of familial factors. The results also suggest that the association between birth weight and blood pressure may be more pronounced in AAs in adolescence.

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