The Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure among Young Adults in the Tujia-Nationality Settlement of China

Xiaoli Liu, Zheng Xiang, Xiangrong Shi, Hannah Schenck, Xinfeng Yi, Rong Ni, Chaoneng Liu

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Demographics questionnaires, and fitness tests were utilized to identify the risk factors of hypertension among younger adults in the years 2005, 2010, and 2014 in China's southwest province of Hubei. The results demonstrated that the prevalence of hypertension was higher between 2011 and 2014 among the young people in this area. The main risk factors of developing hypertension were found to be sex (as man), individuals over 40 years old, blue collar employees who worked in rural areas, overweight/obesity, and those with the low CRF.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8315603
JournalBioMed Research International
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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