Determinants of elevated blood pressure in women around menopause: Results from a cross-sectional study in Italy

Silvia Amigoni, Patrizia Morelli, Fabio Parazzini, Liliane Chatenoud

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Abstract

Objective: To analyse the determinants of high blood pressure in women around menopause. Methods: Eligible women were consecutively identified among patients who asked for a visit of their general practitioner during the period March-November 1997. A total of 22 919 women aged 44-66 years (median age 55 years), were identified. Women whose mean of the second and third of the three measures of diastolic blood pressure values performed during interview was >90 mm of mercury and/or reporting any type of current pharmacological treatment for elevated blood pressure were considered hypertensive. Results: In comparison with women aged 40-50 years, the multivariate odds ratio (OR) of elevated blood pressure were 1.4 in women aged 51-55, 2.0 in those aged 56-60 and 2.7 in those aged ≥61. In comparison with women with a body mass index (kg m-2)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalMaturitas
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2000

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Hypertension
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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