The prevalence of hypertension and the change in blood pressure with age were investigated in a Polynesian population (Tuvalu), and in a Micronesian population (Nauru) in the South Pacific region. Hypertension was present in 27.2% of the Nauruans and 11.1% of the Tuvaluans. Both population groups also showed a rise in mean blood pressure with increasing age - a phenomenon apparently absent in traditional-living populations of the world but present in western societies.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||New Zealand Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1980|