Alcohol and blood pressure The effect of age. Findings from the Italian nine communities study

Vittorio Krogh, Maurizio Trevisan, Fabrizio Jossa, Eduardo Farinaro, Salvatore Panico, Mario Mancini, Alessandro Menotti, Giorgio Ricci

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Abstract

This report analyzes the role of age in the association between alcohol consumption and blood pressure in a large sample (n = 6165) of Italian men and women, aged 20 to 59 years, who participated in a multicenter study on risk factors for arteriosclerosis. Age-stratified analysis indicated that both men and women aged 50 to 59 years showed the strongest positive association between alcohol consumption and blood pressure. While in men the association between systolic blood pressure and alcohol consumption increased linearly with age, in women the association between systolic blood pressure and alcohol increased sharply in the oldest (50 to 59 year) age group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-249
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Epidemiology
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Keywords

  • age
  • alcohol
  • coronary heart disease
  • epidemiology
  • ethanol
  • Hypertension
  • risk factor
  • sex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Krogh, V., Trevisan, M., Jossa, F., Farinaro, E., Panico, S., Mancini, M., Menotti, A., & Ricci, G. (1993). Alcohol and blood pressure The effect of age. Findings from the Italian nine communities study. Annals of Epidemiology, 3(3), 245-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/1047-2797(93)90026-Z