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Blacks and whites in the Cuba have equal prevalence of hypertension: confirmation from a new population survey

Filed under: investigaciones — Mario Hernández Cueto — mayo 2nd, 2013 — 11:26

Esta sección expone trabajos actuales, de carácter investigativo sobre la hipertensión arterial.

Blacks and whites in the Cuba have equal prevalence of hypertension: confirmation from a new population survey

InvestigacionesPor: Pedro Ordúñez, Jay S Kaufman, Mikhail Benet, Alain Morejon, Luis C Silva, David A Shoham y Richard S Cooper.  BMC Public Health 2013, 13:169.

The excess burden of hypertension among blacks has been a prominent feature of the heath disparities literature, and many scientists presume it to be a stable and inevitable phenomenon. The underlying causes of this disparity can only be disentangled in a setting in which the population does not experience racial stratification of socioeconomic opportunities. While such conditions of racial equality remain uncommon, they may be approximated in Cuba, a country with a persistent policy of social inclusion over the last 5 decades.
Overall, skin color was unrelated to mean blood pressure or hypertensive status in this population, although among women specifically some racial advantage appears evident in adjusted prevalence and control, and should be investigated further. The overall null result suggests that Cuba may exemplify the social conditions in which racial excess in hypertension, characteristic of much of the western world, is not a necessary reality. [Actualizado: 02 de mayo 2013]

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