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Title: Blood pressure studies among Amazonian native populations: a review from an epidemiological perspective
Authors: Fleming-Moran, Millicent
Coimbra Junior, Carlos E. A.
Affilliation: Center on Aging/SPEA, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46201, U.S.A.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca. Departamento de Epidemiologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: Nine publications are reviewed concerning blood pressure (BP) levels among Amerindian tribes of the Amazon Basin. The lifestyle of these lowland peoples includes most known protective factors against hypertension, and relative isolation from Western society. The latter, however, is rapidly changing. Sampling, data, and analysis problems make current blood pressure data difficult to interpret, and provide a questionable baseline from which to document pressure change during rapid culture change for these groups. Ethnographic and epidemiological perspectives are offered for future blood pressure and health studies among native Amazonians.
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Região Norte
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Região Amazônica
Epidemiologia
Região Centro-Oeste
Yanomami
Hipertensão
Amazônia
Revisão
Determinantes Sociais da Saúde
Pressão Arterial
Kalapalo
Estudos Epidemiológicos
Kamaiura
Promoção da Saúde
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva
Citation: FLEMING-MORAN, Millicent; COIMBRA, Carlos E. A.. Blood pressure studies among Amazonian native populations: A review from an epidemiological perspective. Social Science & Medicine, v. 31, n. 5, p. 593-601, 1990.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/0277-9536(90)90095-A
ISSN: 0277-9536
Copyright: open access
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EPI - Artigos de Periódicos

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