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Health-risk factors and the incidence of hypertension: 4-year prospective findings from a national cohort of 60,569 Thai open university students

Thawornchaisit, Prasutr; de Looze, Ferdinandus; Reid, Christopher M; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Thai Cohort Study Team; Sleigh, Adrian


OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the impact of a number of demographic, biological, behavioural and lifestyle health risk factors on the incidence of hypertension in Thailand over a 4-year period. DESIGN: A 4-year prospective study of health risk factors and their effects on the incidence of hypertension in a national Thai Cohort Study from 2005 to 2009. SETTING: As Thailand is transitioning from a developing to a middle-income developed country,chronic diseases (particularly cardiovascular...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-06-25
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open 3.6 (2013): e002826/1-6
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002826


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