alexa Black white disparity in self-reported hypertension: the role of nativity status.
Healthcare

Healthcare

Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education

Author(s): Borrell LN, Crawford ND, Barrington DS, Maglo KN, Borrell LN, Crawford ND, Barrington DS, Maglo KN, Borrell LN, Crawford ND, Barrington DS, Maglo KN, Borrell LN, Crawford ND, Barrington DS, Maglo KN

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Abstract This study investigates the association between race and self-reported hypertension and whether this association varies with nativity status in the National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2005. Logistic regression was used to estimate the association between race and self-reported hypertension before and after adjusting for selected characteristics. The overall prevalence of hypertension was 25.3\%, with non-Hispanic Blacks (30.6\%) exhibiting higher prevalence than non-Hispanic Whites (24.4\%, p<.01). In the adjusted analysis, non-Hispanic Blacks, regardless of their nativity status, had 47\% (95\% CI 1.40-1.54) greater odds of reported hypertension than non-Hispanic Whites. Foreign-born non-Hispanic Blacks with more than 10 years in the U.S. had 58\% (95\% CI 1.27-1.96) greater odds of reporting hypertension than their White counterparts. The finding of no effect for nativity but for length of stay for foreign-born with more than 10 years in the U.S. is important in itself, suggesting that there may be selection factors deleterious to foreign-born Blacks' health after entering the U.S. This article was published in J Health Care Poor Underserved and referenced in Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education

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