Exposure to Urbanization and its Longitudinal Association with Blood and Pulse Pressure in Adult Filipino Women Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Vargas, Alberto
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Nutrition
  • Urbanization may adversely affect blood (BP) and pulse pressures (PP) as individuals migrate or as their surroundings urbanize. We determined how urbanicity (UI) is associated with BP and PP in adult women of the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey (CLHNS) from 1998-2012. We identified participants (N=2107) as movers and non-movers. The former moved between communities between survey years (1998, 2002, 2005, and 2012). We estimated mixed-effects longitudinal regression models of the change in UI-change in SBP, DBP, and PP relationships. Movers’ UI increased more than non-movers’ throughout follow-up. Change in UI effected change in SBP, DBP, and PP differently according to previous UI. Moving effected change in SBP, DBP, but not PP, differently according to previous UI. Predicted BP and PP was highest among previous rural dwellers who underwent UI increases and the oldest participants, respectively. Special attention should be paid to young and migrating populations.
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  • Mayer-Davis, Elizabeth
  • Adair, Linda
  • Albrecht, Sandra
  • Master of Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017

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