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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 8315603, 6 pages
Research Article

The Risk Factors of High Blood Pressure among Young Adults in the Tujia-Nationality Settlement of China

1PE Department of Hubei University for Nationalities, Enshi, Hubei, China
2Institute of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA
3National Stadium of Enshi Autonomous Prefecture, Enshi, Hubei, China
4The Central Hospital of Enshi Autonomous Prefecture, Enshi, Hubei, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Zheng Xiang; moc.361@6102gnehz_gnaix

Received 18 May 2017; Revised 13 July 2017; Accepted 27 July 2017; Published 28 August 2017

Academic Editor: Giulio Arcangeli

Copyright © 2017 Xiaoli Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Demographics questionnaires, and fitness tests were utilized to identify the risk factors of hypertension among younger adults in the years 2005, 2010, and 2014 in China’s southwest province of Hubei. The results demonstrated that the prevalence of hypertension was higher between 2011 and 2014 among the young people in this area. The main risk factors of developing hypertension were found to be sex (as man), individuals over 40 years old, blue collar employees who worked in rural areas, overweight/obesity, and those with the low CRF.