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Familial aggregation of blood pressure with respect to anthropometric variables among the Lobana (nomadic origin) population in Punjab, India.

Authors
  • Kaur, Punarjot
Type
Published Article
Journal
Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
24
Issue
1
Pages
104–116
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1010539510372539
PMID: 20566522
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Familial aggregation of blood pressure with respect to anthropometric characteristics was investigated among the Lobana (a tribal origin) population in Punjab, a North Indian state. A total of 505 individuals comprised the study sample, constituting 116 families of 3 generations. The study represents a multivariate model analysis, which includes family data with respect to blood pressure phenotypes and other metric measurements such as height, weight, body mass index, waist and hip circumferences, waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and 4 skinfold measurements. A higher correlation for almost all sets of anthropometric variables with blood pressure was found among the offspring generation as compared with the parental and grandparental generations. The study confirmed that the familial aggregation of blood pressure with respect to anthropometric measurements is strong in the offspring generation. The findings suggest that sharing a household environment has a significant effect on familial aggregation especially for systolic blood pressure.

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