Health Behaviors, Nocturnal Hypertension, and Non-dipping Blood Pressure: The coronary artery risk development in young adults and jackson Heart study

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  • RESULTS Among CARDIA study and JHS participants, 41.1% and 56.9% had nocturnal hypertension, respectively, and 32.4% and 72.8% had non-dipping SBP, respectively. The multivariable-adjusted prevalence ratios (95% confidence interval) for nocturnal hypertension associated with good, fair, and poor vs. very good health behavior scores were 1.03 (0.82–1.29), 0.98 (0.79–1.22), and 0.96 (0.77–1.20), respectively in CARDIA study and 0.98 (0.87–1.10), 0.96 (0.86–1.09), and 0.86 (0.74–1.00), respectively in JHS. The health behavior score was not associated non-dipping SBP in CARDIA study or JHS after multivariable adjustment. CONCLUSIONS A health behavior score was not associated with nocturnal hypertension or non-dipping SBP.
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  • Sakhuja S; Booth JN; Lloyd-Jones DM; Lewis CE; Thomas SJ; Schwartz JE; Shimbo D; Shikany JM; Sims M; Yano Y
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  • 759
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  • 768
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  • 32
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  • 8