Prevalence and associated factors of inter-arm blood pressure difference in Chinese community hypertensive population.

This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and associated factors of inter-arm blood pressure difference (IAD) in Chinese community hypertensive population. METHODS: The cross-sectional study included 7788 hypertensive patients (3673 male and 4115 female, aged 62.3±13.6 years) in Guangdong, China. IAD was defined as the absolute value of blood pressure (BP) difference between left and right arms. Bilateral BP was measured simultaneously by automated devices. RESULTS: The mean IAD was 4.04±4.33 mm Hg in systolic and 3.19±3.43 mm Hg in diastolic. The prevalence rates of systolic IAD (sIAD)≥5mm Hg and ≥10mmHg were 28.9% (n=2247) and 12.8% (n=996), respectively. By univariate linear regression, higher sIAD correlated with ageing, higher SBP, higher DBP, lower baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and anti-hypertensive medication (p
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