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Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Emeritus Professor of Biological Chemistry



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BibTex format

author = {Elliott, P and Marmot, M},
journal = {Ann Clin Res},
pages = {67--71},
title = {International studies of salt and blood pressure.},
url = {},
volume = {16 Suppl 43},
year = {1984}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Comparing the distributions of blood pressure in different populations it has been found that the log-normal distribution gave the best summary of the data. The geometric mean and the coefficient of variation of the underlying blood pressure distribution were the most informative statistics. Using this blood pressure distribution, a model is discussed for the change in blood pressure with age and between populations. These changes are consistent with an environmental factor, such as salt intake, affecting the position of the mean of the blood pressure distribution and with a gradient of susceptibility within a population.
AU - Elliott,P
AU - Marmot,M
EP - 71
PY - 1984///
SN - 0003-4762
SP - 67
TI - International studies of salt and blood pressure.
T2 - Ann Clin Res
UR -
VL - 16 Suppl 43
ER -