Racial differences and hypertension

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6944.1634b (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1634
  1. N Chauturvedi,
  2. M G Marmot,
  3. P M McKeigue
  1. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6EA
  2. 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 …

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