Hypertension in US-born vs. foreign-born African-Americans

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In this issue of the Journal Brown et al.[1] report that African-Americans have nearly twice the prevalence of hypertension of blacks born outside the United States. Analyzing data in the National Health and Nutrition survey, they found that 42.8% of US-born blacks but only 27.4% of foreign-born blacks had hypertension. Among foreign-born blacks, length of US residency was not significantly associated with odds of hypertension.

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