Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Blood Pressure In A Scottish Island Community

V. M. Hawthorne, C. R. Gillis, A. R. Lorimer, F. R. Calvert and T. J. Walker
The British Medical Journal
Vol. 4, No. 5684 (Dec. 13, 1969), pp. 651-654
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20378791
Page Count: 4
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Blood Pressure In A Scottish Island Community
Preview not available

Abstract

A survey of mean blood pressure levels in age-and-sex-matched samples of the population of the island of Tiree appears to support the local belief that blood pressure is higher on the island than on the mainland. This conclusion may be related to the observation of a greater mean width of the heart, measured radiologically, in the island population compared with the mainland population. The greater mean body weight observed in the island compared with the mainland may be a factor. Blood pressure in men between the ages of 40 and 59 years is higher in Tiree than in selected samples in England and America.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
651
    651
  • Thumbnail: Page 
652
    652
  • Thumbnail: Page 
653
    653
  • Thumbnail: Page 
654
    654