Hypertension in Minorities Database-Workshop and Publication

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:
To develop a comprehensive database publication (databook) utilizing available published and unpublished data on the prevalence of hypertension and its treatment and control in selected minority populations in the United States -- Hispanic, Asian and American Indian.

Condition or disease
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Hypertension

Detailed Description:


Data on hypertension among minority populations were lacking prior to the workshop and databook publication. Several reasons why the data were lacking include the biological and cultural diversity of America's minorities, their wide dispersal across the country, and the fact that key data such as death certificate information have sometimes not been recorded.


The objective was accomplished in a two-phase approach as follows: Phase l. In June, 1994 a workshop was held in Washington, D.C. on the epidemiology of hypertension in minorities. The workshop, entitled "The Epidemiology of Hypertension in Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans" included as participants the investigators who had relevant datasets and were willing to participate in the effort. The investigators were requested to use common definitions of hypertension in their workshop presentations when feasible. In addition, in preparation for a databook publication, each study was asked to provide summary data, using common definitions and a common format, on the prevalence of hypertension in the study population. Data presentations and interpretations at the workshop enabled the investigators and consultants to identify further research needs, further feasible data analyses utilizing available data, and special target groups for demonstration research efforts to enhance the potential success of intervention efforts.

Phase 2. A database publication (databook) was designed to include a summary of the workshop proceedings with the appropriate data and interpretations along with summary data from the studies presented in a standard, unified format. The databook, entitled "Hypertension in Hispanic Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans" was published in 1996 and presented the prevalence of hypertension and its treatment and control by age, sex, and minority status, along with other information the planning committee considered relevant.

Study Type : Observational
Study Start Date : September 1993
Study Completion Date : March 1996

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria

US Dept of Health and Human Services, PHS, NIH: Hypertension in Hispanic Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. February, 1996. Identifier: NCT00005311     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4047
First Posted: May 26, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: June 2000

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Vascular Diseases