Hypertension in the aged - Psychosocial and psychiatric concomitants in a coloured community

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  • In a comprehensive social, psychiatric and medical survey of a random sample of aged coloured people in Cape Town, 82% were found to be hypertensive. Hypertensive subjects were compared with nonhypertensive subjects in terms of various psychosocial and psychiatric factors. A significant association between hypertension and symptoms indicative of nervous tension was found. The roles of sex distribution, class and ethnicity as contributing factors are discussed.
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  • Elk R; Nash ES
  • Start Page

  • 1046
  • End Page

  • 1049
  • Volume

  • 67
  • Issue

  • 26