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

Table 4

Association of systolic and diastolic blood pressure with alcohol consumption by skin color.

Skin colorAlcohol consumptionBP ± SE (mmHg)Delta of BP ± SE (mmHg)*† value*†Delta of BP ± SE (mmHg)**† value**†

Systolic BP (mmHg)
WhitesAbstemious
Social drinking 0.3
Abusive drinking 0.7 1.0
NonwhitesAbstemious
Social drinking 0.9
Abusive drinking 0.007 0.01
Diastolic BP (mmHg)
WhitesAbstemious
Social drinking 0.1
Abusive drinking 0.4 0.9
NonwhitesAbstemious
Social drinking 0.9
Abusive drinking 0.006 0.008

Frequency of alcohol consumption

Systolic BP (mmHg)
WhitesAbstemious
Monthly 0.9
Weekly 0.4 0.5
NonwhitesAbstemious
Monthly 0.8
Weekly 0.12 0.5
Diastolic BP (mmHg)
WhitesAbstemious
Monthly 0.8
Weekly 0.008 0.079
NonwhitesAbstemious
Monthly 0.9
Weekly 0.8 0.9

SE: standard error; *delta in relation to abstemious drinking; **delta in relation to social drinking or monthly consumption; analyses of covariance adjusted for age, sex, educational attainment, smoking, physical activity, body mass index, time since HIV infection, and lifetime HAART use.

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