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Title: Association between serum uric acid and prehypertension among US adults
Authors: Syamala, S.
Li, J. 
Shankar, A.
Keywords: Hypertension
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Prehypertension
Uric acid
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Citation: Syamala, S., Li, J., Shankar, A. (2007-08). Association between serum uric acid and prehypertension among US adults. Journal of Hypertension 25 (8) : 1583-1589. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0b013e32813aeb6c
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Experimental evidence supports a causal role of serum uric acid in hypertension development. Previous epidemiologic studies demonstrated an association between uric acid and hypertension; however, data from non-Caucasian ethnicities are limited. Currently there are few data available on the association between serum uric acid level and clinically relevant blood pressure (BP) categories earlier in the disease continuum, when hypertension prevention efforts may be applicable. We examined the association between serum uric acid and prehypertension in a nationally representative sample of US adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional study among 4817 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002 participants aged ≥18 years without hypertension. The main outcome of interest was the presence of prehypertension (systolic BP 120-139 mmHg or diastolic BP 80-89 mmHg) (n = 1913). RESULTS: Higher serum uric acid levels were positively associated with prehypertension, independent of smoking, body mass index (BMI), diabetes, kidney function and other confounders. The multivariable odds ratio (OR) [95% confidence intervals (CI)] comparing quartile 4 of uric acid (>356.9 μmol/l) to quartile 1 (
Source Title: Journal of Hypertension
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/105017
ISSN: 02636352
DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e32813aeb6c
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