Hypertension disproportionately affects African Americans, and its prevalence among African American women is on a steady rise. African American women develop hypertension earlier in life than any other group in the United States. They also tend to have higher rates of overweight and obesity that put them at a disadvantage for developing hypertension. Although being overweight or obese does not mean that a person will automatically be hypertensive, the association between being overweight or obese and hypertension is significant.
The purpose of this project was to assess the level of awareness of overweight and obesity as associated risk factors for hypertension among African American women age 20 years and older. This project provided an education session on the risks associated with being overweight or obese and its relation to hypertension.
|Commitee:||Guilliam, Mercedes, Munoz, Karen|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Nursing|
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