|Document ID (ISN)||105495|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kuo H.W., Lai L.H., Chou S.Y., Wu F.Y.
||Association between blood lead level and blood pressure in aborigines and others in central Taiwan
||July-Sep. 2006, Vol.12, No.3, p.222-227. Illus. 23 ref.
||http://www.ijoeh.com/pfds/IJOEH_1203_Kuo.pdf [in English]
||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]
||lead; determination in blood; blood pressure
||race-linked differences; dose-response relationship; Taiwan (China)
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China)|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Lead and compounds