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Document ID (ISN)105495
CIS number 06-910
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kuo H.W., Lai L.H., Chou S.Y., Wu F.Y.
Title Association between blood lead level and blood pressure in aborigines and others in central Taiwan
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2006, Vol.12, No.3, p.222-227. Illus. 23 ref.
Internet access http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/IJOEH_1203_Kuo.pdf [in English]
Abstract To investigate the relationship between blood lead level (BLL) and blood pressure among aborigines and non-aborigines in central Taiwan, a community-based survey that included demographic data, medical history and blood chemistry analyses was conducted among 2,565 adults during an annual health examination. BLLs were analysed using a graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS). There was a dose response among the non-aborigines (high BLL odds ratio = 2.97, compared with low BLL) but not among aborigines. Based on multiple linear regression models, BLLs were positively correlated with both systolic (an increase of 0.85 mm Hg/µg/dL) and diastolic (an increase of 0.48 mm Hg/µg/dL) blood pressures after adjusting for age, gender, ethnic group, alcohol consumption, and body mass index. BLLs were higher among aborigines than non-aborigines and were significantly correlated with blood pressure, particularly systolic pressure. The association should be considered causal. [Abstract supplied by the journal]
Descriptors (primary) lead; determination in blood; blood pressure
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; dose-response relationship; Taiwan (China)
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances