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Research Article

Association of Blood Pressure and Hypertension with Alcohol Consumption in HIV-Infected White and Nonwhite Patients

Table 3

Association between alcohol consumption and hypertension according to skin color.

RR (95% CI)*RR (95% CI)*

Alcohol consumption
 Social drinking1.2 (0.8–1.7)1.1 (0.8–1.5)
 Abusive drinking1.9 (1.1–3.3)2.4 (1.4–4.0)
Frequency of alcohol consumption
 Monthly1.1 (0.7–1.6)1.0 (0.7–1.5)
 Weekly1.4 (1.0–2.0)1.3 (0.9–1.9)
Binge drinking
 No1.2 (0.8–1.7)1.1 (0.6–1.8)
 Yes1.2 (0.8–1.9)1.2 (0.8–1.6)

RR adjusted for age, sex, educational attainment, smoking, physical activity, BMI, time since diagnosis of HIV infection, and use of highly active antiretroviral therapy.

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