Frequency of church attendance and blood pressure elevation.


Journal Article

Blood pressure levels were examined with regard to church attendance patterns in a group of white male heads of households who appeared in the 1967-1969 follow-up examination of the Evans County Cardiovascular Epidemiologic Study. A consistent pattern of lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures among frequent church attenders was found compared to that of infrequent attenders which was not due to the effects of age, obesity, cigarette smoking, or socioeconomic status.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Graham, TW; Kaplan, BH; Cornoni-Huntley, JC; James, SA; Becker, C; Hames, CG; Heyden, S

Published Date

  • March 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 37 - 43

PubMed ID

  • 556112

Pubmed Central ID

  • 556112

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3521

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-7715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf00846585


  • eng