Racial differences and hypertensionBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6944.1634b (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1634
- N Chauturvedi,
- M G Marmot,
- P M McKeigue
- Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6EA
- Department of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT.
EDITOR, - In their clinic based study of hypertensive patients, Jamil Mayet and colleagues conclude that people of black African descent have more left ventricular hypertrophy than white people for a similar degree of hypertension.1 They state that reported duration of hypertension was similar in black and white people, but do …