Monday, August 06, 2012

Is It Something in Our Water?

A CDC examination of hypertension among Mexican-Americans living in the United States shows the foreign-born are much less likely to have hypertension than those born in the United States. Not only that, but the age-adjusted rate of hypertension has remained steady over the past three decades among foreign-born Mexican-Americans, while it has increased among those born in the United States.

Source: CDC, QuickStats: Prevalence of Hypertension among Mexican-American Adulst Aged 20-74 Years, by Country of Birth -- United States, 1982-84 to 2007-2010

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