Type A behaviour pattern: is it a risk factor for hypertension?
AbstractType A behaviour pattern has been found to be associated with coronary heart diseases, but its association with hypertension is inconsistent. To investigate the association between type A behaviour pattern and hypertension, 221 known hypertensive patients and a control group of 221 non-hypertensive patients in Basra, Iraq, were interviewed for type A behaviour using to a special questionnaire. Blood pressure, height and weight were measured. The proportion with type A behaviour was significantly higher in hypertensive than non-hypertensive patients [57.5% versus 24.9%] and a highly significant association was found between type A behaviour and hypertension [OR 4.08, 95% CI: 2.72-6.11]. Type A behaviour pattern was shown to be an independent risk factor for the development of hypertension
Al Asadi, J.N. (2010). Type A behaviour pattern: is it a risk factor for hypertension?. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (7), 740-745, 2010 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117966