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CUNY Professor Finds that Adolescent Blood Pressure is Affected by Household Income in China

Dr. C. Mary Schooling, Professor of Epidemiology at the CUNY School of Public Health and colleagues investigated the association of several measures of socio-economic status with adolescent blood pressure and found relative deprivation (lower family income rank) rather than absolute deprivation associated with higher adolescent blood pressure. Data were from the Chinese birth cohort: “Children of 1997”. Absolute household or neighborhood income was not associated with adolescent blood pressure.

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[Photo: Dr. C. Mary Schooling]