WE EXAMINED THE ASSOCIATION between sociocultural status (assimilation, modernization, and socioeconomic status) and blood pressure among people of Mexican origin living in San Antonio, Texas, and Mexico City. In San Antonio, higher levels of sociocultural status, especially education and structural assimilation, were generally associated with favorable blood pressure. In Mexico City, greater modernization had a consistently beneficial effect on blood pressure in women, but a consistently harmful effect in men. Higher education was associated with lower prevalence of hypertension and greater awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in both sexes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)|
|Volume||111 Suppl 2|
|State||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health