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|Title:||Is income area level associated with blood pressure in adults regardless of individual-level characteristics? A multilevel approach|
De Anselmo Peres, M.
|Citation:||Health & Place, 2012; 18(5):971-977|
|Publisher:||Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd|
|Doroteia A. Höfelmann, José Leopoldo F. Antunes, Diego A. Santos Silva, Marco A. Peres|
|Abstract:||This population-based health survey was carried out in Florianopolis, Brazil, to assess the association between adult systolic blood pressure (SBP) and contextual income level, after controlling for potential individual-level confounders. A statistically significant negative association between SBP levels and contextual income was identified after adjusting for individual-level characteristics. SBP levels in the highest and in the intermediate tertiles of contextual income were 5.78 and 2.82 mm Hg lower, respectively, than that observed in the bottom tertile. The findings suggest an association between income area level and blood pressure, regardless of well-known individual-level hypertension risk factors.|
|Keywords:||Humans; Cross-Sectional Studies; Residence Characteristics; Blood Pressure; Poverty Areas; Adult; Middle Aged; Brazil; Female; Male; Young Adult|
|Rights:||© 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Dentistry publications|
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