Self-Reported and Measured Hypertension Among Older US- and Foreign-Born Adults

TitleSelf-Reported and Measured Hypertension Among Older US- and Foreign-Born Adults
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWhite, K, Avendaño, M, Capistrant, BD, Moon, JR, Liu, SY, Glymour, MM
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
KeywordsDemographics, Health Conditions and Status, Public Policy, Women and Minorities

Self-reported hypertension is frequently used for health surveillance. However, little is known about the validity of self-reported hypertension among older Americans by nativity status. This study compared self-reported and measured hypertension among older black, white, and Hispanic Americans by nativity using the 2006 and 2008 Health and Retirement Study (n = 13,451). Sensitivity and specificity of self-reported hypertension were calculated using the Seventh report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure definition. Sensitivity was high among older blacks (88.9 ), whites (82.8 ), and Hispanics (84.0 ), and both foreign-born (83.2 ) and US-born (84.0 ). Specificity was above 90 for both US-born and foreign-born, but higher for whites (92.8 ) than blacks (86.0 ). Despite the potential vulnerability of older foreign-born Americans, self-reported hypertension may be considered a reasonable estimate of hypertension status. Future research should confirm these findings in samples with a larger and more ethnically diverse foreign-born population. PUBLICATION ABSTRACT


Copyright - Springer Science Business Media, LLC 2012 Language of summary - English Location - United States--US Pages - 721-6 ProQuest ID - 1022672464 Document feature - References SubjectsTermNotLitGenreText - United States--US Last updated - 2012-07-11 Place of publication - New York Corporate institution author - White, Kellee; Avenda o, Mauricio; Capistrant, Benjamin D; Robin Moon, J; Liu, Sze Y; Maria Glymour, M DOI - 2699707771; 70149852; 53471; JIMH; 22109587; SPVLJIMH109031449549

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Endnote Keywords

Social policy/self assessed health/Hypertension/African-americans/Hispanics/Ethnic Interests

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Citation Key7725
PubMed ID22109587