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Conference Paper: The association between body silhouette over the life course and adult systolic blood pressure (SBP) in Hong Kong Chinese women

TitleThe association between body silhouette over the life course and adult systolic blood pressure (SBP) in Hong Kong Chinese women
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jhypertension.com/
Citation
24th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension, Sydney, Australia. 30 September - 4 October 2012. In Journal of Hypertension, 2012, v. 30 n. e-Suppl. 1, p. e70-e71, abstract no. 233 How to Cite?
AbstractAB Objective: Obesity and increases in body weight in adults are considered to be among the most important risk factors for hypertension. We aimed to examine to what extent the evolution of body shape, from childhood to adulthood, is related to systolic blood pressure (SBP) in late adulthood. Methods: This study was integrated in a life course epidemiology study among 35-65 years old female nurses in Hong Kong. Three rounds of mail surveys were conducted, 1253 nurses participated in the study. Information on body silhouette, height, current weight, systolic blood pressure and other variables was collected by a self-administered questionnaire. These self-reported variables have been validated in a pilot study. Results: The prevalence of overweight and obesity among participants was 30.6% (BMI >=23 kg/m2, for Asian standard defined by WHO); the prevalence of hypertension was 10.6%. Body silhouette at 5 years and 10 years had no significant associations with SBP (all P(trend) < 0.05); whereas the body silhouette at 20, 30, 40, 50 years were positively associated with the SBP(all P(trend) < 0.05) respectively, with an increase in SBP related to a larger body silhouette. Current body silhouette had the strongest association with SBP (coefficient B= 3.21, 95% CI: 2.63 to 3.79). An increase in body silhouette from childhood to mid-adulthood led to an increase in SBP. Conclusions: Women tended to get fatter throughout the life course. Higher body size during adulthood predicted higher SBP. Keep on a rational body size during life course is important. (C) 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/183185
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2015 Impact Factor: 5.062
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.193

 

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dc.contributor.authorXie, Yen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, SCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-15T01:47:13Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-15T01:47:13Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citation24th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension, Sydney, Australia. 30 September - 4 October 2012. In Journal of Hypertension, 2012, v. 30 n. e-Suppl. 1, p. e70-e71, abstract no. 233en_US
dc.identifier.issn0263-6352en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/183185-
dc.description.abstractAB Objective: Obesity and increases in body weight in adults are considered to be among the most important risk factors for hypertension. We aimed to examine to what extent the evolution of body shape, from childhood to adulthood, is related to systolic blood pressure (SBP) in late adulthood. Methods: This study was integrated in a life course epidemiology study among 35-65 years old female nurses in Hong Kong. Three rounds of mail surveys were conducted, 1253 nurses participated in the study. Information on body silhouette, height, current weight, systolic blood pressure and other variables was collected by a self-administered questionnaire. These self-reported variables have been validated in a pilot study. Results: The prevalence of overweight and obesity among participants was 30.6% (BMI >=23 kg/m2, for Asian standard defined by WHO); the prevalence of hypertension was 10.6%. Body silhouette at 5 years and 10 years had no significant associations with SBP (all P(trend) < 0.05); whereas the body silhouette at 20, 30, 40, 50 years were positively associated with the SBP(all P(trend) < 0.05) respectively, with an increase in SBP related to a larger body silhouette. Current body silhouette had the strongest association with SBP (coefficient B= 3.21, 95% CI: 2.63 to 3.79). An increase in body silhouette from childhood to mid-adulthood led to an increase in SBP. Conclusions: Women tended to get fatter throughout the life course. Higher body size during adulthood predicted higher SBP. Keep on a rational body size during life course is important. (C) 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.jhypertension.com/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Hypertensionen_US
dc.rightsJournal of Hypertension. Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ltd.en_US
dc.titleThe association between body silhouette over the life course and adult systolic blood pressure (SBP) in Hong Kong Chinese womenen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailXie, Y: yjxie@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/01.hjh.0000420058.49886.a8-
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dc.identifier.volume30en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
dc.description.other24th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension, Sydney, Australia. 30 September - 4 October 2012. In Journal of Hypertension, 2012, v. 30 n. e-Suppl. 1, p. e70-e71, abstract no. 233-
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