Table 2

Mean Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index among Persons 35–74 Years, in African- and European-Origin Populations*

Total Sys / Dias

Men Sys / Dias

Women Sys / Dias

BMI, All


(mmHg)

(mmHg)

(mmHg)

(kg/m2)

African-Origin Populations

Nigeria

121.5/72.4

122.2/73.0

121.0/71.9

22.9

Jamaica

122.9/71.7

122.5/72.0

123.2/71.5

27.0

US – Black

129.7/78.5

130.3/80.8

129.1/76.3

28.5

European-Origin Populations

US – White

120.9/75.2

123.4/78.2

118.3/72.2

27.3

Canada

128.2/80.8

131.2/83.2

125.1/78.5

26.8

Italy

129.8/83.1

132.4/85.4

127.2/80.7

26.4

Sweden

130.6/80.9

133.0/83.4

128.3/78.4

26.5

England

135.0/77.2

137.3/80.3

132.7/74.2

27.1

Spain

131.4/83.2

132.3/83.9

130.5/82.5

27.4

Finland

134.3/83.8

136.9/86.0

131.6/81.5

27.1

Germany

138.0/86.4

139.5/88.5

137.3/84.3

27.3


* Age-adjusted

Cooper et al. BMC Medicine 2005 3:2   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-3-2

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