Predictors of systolic blood pressure in post-menopausal euthyroid women: A study of the NHANES continuous survey data 2007–2012

Zeid Khitan, Larry Dial, Prasanna Santhanam

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There is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and higher rate of hypertension in post-menopausal (compared to pre-menopausal women). We analysed the cross-sectional National Health and Nutritional Examination and Survey 2007–2012 to look at the factors that affect systolic blood pressure in post-menopausal women. We also performed a linear regression with systolic blood pressure as the dependent variable and age, body mass index, total cholesterol, triglycerides, A1C and serum creatinine as independent variables. In the regression model, only body mass index was a significant predictor of systolic blood pressure (adjusted r2 of 0. 100, F(6, 740)=14.74, standard error β=0.08, standardized coefficient B=0.31, p<0.01).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-76
Number of pages2
JournalPost Reproductive Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • BMI
  • Post-menopausal hypertension
  • Predictors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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