Ethnicity & Disease/Volume 16, Number 3

Supplement 4


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Health Careers for Racial/Ethnic Minorities: Planting the Seeds Early in the Pipeline
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Dustin T. Duncan, BA

ORIGINAL REPORTS ON FOCUS AREA: HEALTH AND CULTURAL PROFICIENCY – INTERTWINING FACTORS

Ethnic Identity and Type 2 Diabetes Health Attitudes in Americans of African Ancestry
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Jelena Brezo, MS; Charmaine Royal, PhD; Franklin Ampy, PhD; Verle Headings, MD, PhD

High-Risk African Americans with Multiple Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease: Challenges in Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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Richard Allen Williams, MD; James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD; Robert A. Phillips, MD, PhD, FACC; Anne E. Sumner, MD; Alan K. Duncan, MD; Danielle Hollar, PhD; Charles H. Hennekens, MD, DrPH

Predictors of Healthcare Utilization Among Older Mexican Americans
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Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD; Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD; Laura A. Ray, MPA; Jean L. Freeman, PhD; Glenn V. Ostir, PhD; James S. Goodwin, MD

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Awareness in American Indian Communities: The Strong Heart Study
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Kurt Schweigman, MPH; June Eichner, PhD; Thomas K. Welty, MD, MPH; Ying Zhang, PhD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND RELATED RISK FACTORS

The Impact of an Acute Myocardial Infarction Guideline and Pathway on Racial Outcomes at a University Hospital
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Marcus Leon Williams, MD; George Hill, PhD; Mary Jackson, RN

Is Coronary Angiography Underused in an Inner-City Population?
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Janice Barnhart, MD, MS; Steven J. Bernstein, MD, MPH

Renin-Angiotensin System Genes and Exercise Training-Induced Changes in Sodium Excretion in African American Hypertensives
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Jennifer M. Jones, PhD; Jung-Jun Park, PhD; Jennifer Johnson, MA; Dave Vizcaino, MA; Brian Hand, MS; Robert Ferrell, PhD; Matthew Weir, MD; Thomas Dowling, PhD; Thomas Obisesan, MD; Michael Brown, PhD

Walking, Body Composition, and Blood Pressure Dose-Response in African American and White Women
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L. Jerome Brandon, PhD; Mary Beth Elliott-Lloyd, PhD

Gastric Emptying in Ethnic Populations: Possible Relationship to Development of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
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William T. Phillips, MD

The Influence of Testosterone on Blood Pressure and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in a Black South African Population
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H. W. Huisman, PhD; A. E. Schutte, PhD; J. M. Van Rooyen, DSc; N. T. Malan, DSc; L. Malan, PhD; R. Schutte, PhD; A. Kruger, PhD

Self-Reported Diabetes and Hypertension Among Arab Americans in the United States
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Florence J. Dallo, PhD, MPH; Luisa N. Borrell, DDS, PhD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: PUBLIC HEALTH

Ethnic Differences in Birth Weight: Maternal Effects Emerge from an Analysis Involving Mixed-Race US Couples
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Edwin J. C. G. van den Oord, PhD

Care Patterns for Affective Psychosis Across Diverse Ethnicities: Exploring Potential Contributors to Complications and Emergency Room Utilization
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Elmer L. Washington, MD, MPH; Jay J. Shen, PhD; Julie Kocher, MD; Charles B. Moseley, PhD

Prevalence of Noncommunicable Diseases in Zimbabwe: Results from Analysis of Data from the National Central Registry and Urban Survey
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Jacob Mufunda, MBChB, PhD, MBA; Rufaro Chatora, MBChB, MBH; Yustina Ndambakuwa, BSc, MBA; Peter Nyarango, MBChB, MMed, MPH; Jephat Chifamba, BSc, MPhil; Andrew Kosia, MD, PhD, MPH;Harvey V. Sparks, MD

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Older Adults: Ethnic Variation
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Thomas A. Arcury, PhD; Cynthia K. Suerken, MS; Joseph G. Grzywacz, PhD; Ronny A. Bell, PhD; Wei Lang, PhD; Sara A. Quandt, PhD

ORIGINAL REPORTS: CANCER

Stress and Quality of Life in African American Cancer Survivors
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John P. Garofalo, PhD; Heidi A. Hamann, PhD; Kevin Ashworth, BS; Andrew Baum, PhD

Reasons for Wanting to Quit: Ethnic Differences Among Cessation Seeking Adolescent Smokers
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Emily J. Luther, BA; Kara S. Bagot, BA; Frederick H. Franken, BS; Eric T. Moolchan, MD

DEPARTMENTS

CLINICAL RESEARCH
GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
UPDATES FROM US HEALTH AGENCIES
HEALTH LEGISLATIVE ISSUES

FOR THE PATIENT

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HEALTH CARE USE BY OLDER MEXICAN AMERICANS
Source: Predictors of Healthcare UtilizationAmong Older Mexican Americans
Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD; Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD; Laura A. Ray MPA; Jean L. Freeman, PhD; Glenn V. Ostir, PhD; James S. Goodwin, MD

DOES YOUR HOSPITAL MEET STANDARDS OF CARE FOR HEART DISEASE PATIENTS?
Source: The Impact of an Acute Myocardial Infarction Guideline and Pathway on Racial Outcomes at a University Hospital
Marcus Leon Williams, MD; George Hill, PhD; Mary Jackson, RN

IS CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY UNDERUSED IN AN INNER-CITY POPULATION?
Source: Is Coronary Angiography Underused in an Inner-City Population?
Janice Barnhart, MD, MS; Steven J. Bernstein, MD, MPH

HOW EXERCISE AFFECTS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Source: Renin-Angiotensin System Genes and Exercise Training-Induced Changes in Sodium Excretion in African American Hypertensives
Jennifer M. Jones, PhD; Jung-Jun Park, PhD; Jennifer Johnson, MA; Dave Vizcaino, MA; Brian Hand, MS; Robert Ferrell, PhD; Matthew Weir, MD; Thomas Dowling, PhD; Thomas Obisesan, MD; Michael Brown, PhD

DEFINING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MULTIPLE RISK PATIENT (AAMRP)
Source: High-Risk African Americans with Multiple Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease: Challenges in Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Richard Allen Williams, MD; James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD; Robert A. Phillips, MD, PhD; Anne E. Sumner, MD; Alan K. Duncan, MD; Danielle Hollar, PhD; Charles H. Hennekens,MD, DrPH

THE EFFECT OF A WALKING PROGRAM ON WEIGHT AND BLOOD PRESSURE
Source: Walking, Body Composition, and Blood Pressure Dose-Response in African American and White Women
L. Jerome Brandon, PhD; Mary BethElliott-Lloyd, PhD

HOW THE BODY PROCESSES FOOD AND HOW IT MAY BE LINKED TO DIABETES
Source: Gastric Emptying in Ethnic Populations: Possible Relationship to Development of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
William T. Phillips, MD

SUPPLEMENT 4: SELECTED PROCEEDINGS FROM ISHIB 2005 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING


INTRODUCTION

Racial (Black-White) Contrasts of Risk for Hypertensive Disease in Youth Have Implications for Preventive Care: The Bogalusa Heart Study
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Gerald Berenson, MD; Sathanur Srinivasan, PhD; Wei Chen, MD, PhD; Shengxu Li, MD;Dharmendrakumar Patel, MD, MPH; for the Bogalusa Heart Study Group

Role of Potassium Excretion and Percent Body Fat on Ethnic Differences in PlasmaAldosterone Levels
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Jennifer Jones, PhD; Jung-Jun Park, PhD; Thomas Dowling, PhD; Dana Phares, PhD; Joon-Young Park, MS;Michael Brown, PhD

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with the Transcendental Meditation Program and Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care*
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Robert H. Schneider, MD; Kenneth G. Walton, PhD; John W. Salerno, PhD; Sanford I. Nidich, EdD

Exercise for the Inactive Hypertensive Patient
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Robert Topp, PhD, RN; Karen L. Frost, PhD

ABSTRACT POSTER PRESENTATIONS FROM ISHIB2005

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ISHIB2005 ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS AS PRESENTED AT THE 20TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONALINTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON HYPERTENSION AND RELATED CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN ETHNIC POPULATIONS. JULY 2005. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

05-002
OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN SOMALI IMMIGRANTS TO USA
A DALMAR; D Pryce; CE Grim; H Ali; S Jama; S Magan

05-003
RECOMMENDED LEVELS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG HYPERTENSIVE ADULTS DW BROWN; WH Giles.

05-004
PREVALENCE OF SELF-REPORTED HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AWARENESS, PHYSICIAN ADVICE, AND ACTIONS TAKEN TO REDUCE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AMONG US ADULTS-HEALTHSTYLES, 2002
C AYALA; JB Croft; NL Keenan; A Hyduk; PBansil; GA Mensah.

05-005
THE METABOLIC SYNDROME IN NONOBESE NORMOGLYCEMIC ADULT GHANAIANS
AGB AMOAH1; DPSchuster2; T Gaillard2; K Osei2.

05-006
SUBJECT COMPLIANCE AND RETENTION IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDY OF KIDNEY DISEASE AND HYPERTENSION (AASK)
DH Brooks; J CHARLESTON; D Dowie; Y Hall; A Gabriel; L Hiremath; T Lightfoot; M Sika; WSmith; X Wang; for the AASKStudy Group.

05-007
THE ERITREAN NATIONAL BLOOD PRESSURE SURVEY: SOME SALIENT FINDINGS
J MUFUNDA1; G Mebrahtu2; A Usman3; PNyarango1; A Kosia3; J Ghebrat3; A Gebremichael

05-008
DECREASED URINARY POTASSIUM EXCRETION IN AFRICAN AMERICANS IS NOT CAUSED BY DECREASED GASTROINTESTINAL ABSORPTION
E DeJesus; S Patel; JB Young; RM ROSA

05-009
RACIAL DISPARITIES IN PREDICTORS OF HEART FAILURE IN COPD MEDICAID PATIENTS
FT Shaya1,2; E SAUNDERS3; AC ElKhoury

05-010
BRIDGING THE GAP: COMMUNITY PROGRAMS TO REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR DISPARITIES
E SAUNDERS1; FT Shaya2,3; WJohnson1; R Winston4; D Mullins3; B Weaver1; F Larkins4; C Foster; A Laird; D Chauncey; A Gu

05-011
INCREASING FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CONSUMPTION AMONG LOW-INCOME PREGNANT WOMEN AND YOUNG CHILDREN IN GEORGIA’S WIC FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
D EVANS-GATES.

05-013
THE IMPACT OF WISEWOMAN AMONG WHITE AND BLACK PARTICIPANTS WITH HYPERTENSION
K GREGORY-MERCADO; J Will; O Khavjou; E Finkelstein.

05-014
RACE, RELIGION, AND HYPERTENSION: DEVELOPING A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
FLOUSTALOT; SB Wyatt

05-015
MANAGING UNCERTAINTY IN DIABETES: AN INTERVENTION FOR OLDER AFRICANAMERICAN WOMEN
E AMOAKO

05-016
”UNDER PRESSURE”: BELIEFS ABOUT HYPERTENSION FROM GHANAIAN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS IN GENERAL PRACTICE
EJAJ BEUNE; JA Haafkens; PJE Bindels

05-017
CLINICAL OUTCOMES BY RACE IN NONDIABETIC PARTICIPANTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR METABOLIC SYNDROME IN THE ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AND LIPID-LOWERING TREATMENT TO PREVENT HEART ATTACK TRIAL
JT WRIGHT, JR; BR Davis; HR Black, for the ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group

05-019
THE JACKSON HEART STUDY: COHORT RECRUITMENT, RESPONSE RATES, AND SAMPLE DESCRIPTION
SB WYATT1; D Sarpong2; S Fuqua; ME Andrew4; FHenderson3; HA Taylor

05-020
PARTICIPATION IN AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ALTERS HEALTH BEHAVIORS IN AFRICAN AMERICANS: THE JACKSON HEART STUDY BASELINE EXAM
SB WYATT1; ME Crump2; E Walker3; D Sarpong4.

05-021
SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, STRESS, AND CORTISOL IN RELATION TO WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE IN A SAMPLE OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND WHITE WOMEN
PBALTRUS; L Watson; S Davis

05-022
STRATEGIES TO INCREASE ETHNIC MINORITIES IN CLINICAL RESEARCH
TL CORBIN; D Cornish-Zirker; B Welliver; C Gadegbeku; KA Jamerson; AO Ojo

05-023
EFFECTS OF AEROBIC FITNESS ON CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALES WITH VARYING DEGREES OF VO2max
T GAILLARD; WM Sherman; ST Devor; TE Kirby; K Osei.

05-024
REACHING AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN THROUGH A COMMUNITY-BASED BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER EDUCATION PROGRAM: THE WITNESS PROJECT OF MADISON
M DEBOSE-MCQUIRTER; J Wiltshire; M Carnes.

05-025
RETENTION OF MINORITIES IN A BEHAVIORAL CLINICAL TRIAL: A PATIENT PERSPECTIVE
C RUCKER-WHITAKER; KJ Flynn; G Kravitz; C Eaton; J Calvin; LH Powell

05-026
ROLE OF RELIGION AND WITCH-CRAFT IN STROKE-ASSOCIATED DEATHS AMONG AFRICANS
MJ AKPAFFIONG.

05-027
SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF NEBIVOLOL IN REDUCING BLOOD PRESSURE IN HYPERTENSIVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN PATIENTS: A PLACEBO-CONTROLLED STUDY
E SAUNDERS1; WSmith2; K DeSalvo3; B Riggs4

05-028
AORTIC PULSE PRESSURE IN RELATION TO THE PRESENCE AND EXTENT OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN
L ABDULLA; M Ghazvini; A Deonarine; D Williams

05-029
THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: IMPACT OF SPECIALIST CARE
S WHARTON; JS Healey; S Al-Kaabi; M Pai; A Ravandi; SJ Connolly

05-030
THE PREVALENCE OF THE METABOLIC SYNDROME BY BLOOD PRESSURE STATUS: FINDINGS FROM TWO NATIONAL SURVEYS
ES FORD; WH Giles

05-031
WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE PREDICTS HYPERTENSION AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA IN AFRICAN AMERICANS S KRISHNASWAMI; JM Kotchen;
CE Grim; D Lee; TA Kotchen

05-032
ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MESENCHYMAL ENDOTHELIAL PROGENITOR CELLS FROM EMBRYONIC MOUSE LUNGS
GL SANFORD; C Nokkaew; S Harris-Hooker

05-033
PREDICTORS OF UNCONTROLLED HYPERTENSION AMONG VETERANS
V WELCH; J Grant; S Waller; J Ren

05-034
GENDER AND RACE DIFFERENCES IN HOSPITAL MORTALITY AFTER ACUTE MYOCARDIALINFARCTION: THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
V WELCH; V Vaccarino; J Ren

05-035
LIPOPROTEIN AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN MOROCCAN WOMEN
R BELAHSEN; M Elayachi; M Mziwira; D Lairon

05-036
ARE THERE RACIAL/ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN THE USE OF EXERCISE COUNSELING IN ADULTS WITH HYPERTENSION? FINDINGS FROM A NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE DATABASE, NHANES III (1988-1994)
JK HALM

05-037
UNDIAGNOSED DIABETES AMONG ADULT MOROCCAN SAHRAOUI WOMEN
R MOHAMED; R Belahsen

05-038
JESUSFIT-A FAITH-BASED APPROACH TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN M HARGRAVES1;
KJ Williams2; L Cornelius3; R Ruffn1; GD Anderson

05-039
DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF INTERVENTIONS ON BLOOD PRESSURE REDUCTION DEPENDING ON BASELINE COGNITIVE REPRESENTATIONS OF SELF BLOOD PRESSURE USE AND DISCUSSION OF MEDICATION TAKING WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
M SCISNEY-MATLOCK

05-040
MICROALBUMINURIA AMONG PERSONS WITH HYPERTENSION: THE NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY (NHANES) (1999-2002)
MO OGUNNIYI; WH Giles

05-041
SCHOOL AND NEIGHBORHOOD ENVIRONMENTS AND THE FOOD CHOICES OF PUERTO RICAN GIRLS
RL BOWEN1;
CM Devine

05-042
LOSARTAN (L) AND ATENOLOL (A) MODULATION OF REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES PRODUCTION (ROSp) BY THE RENAL ARTERY IN HYPERTENSIVE RATS INGESTING SALT
E Cavanagh; CG Fraga; I Stella; J Toblli; F Inserra; LE Ferder; M MARTINEZ-MALDONADO

05-043
ROLE OF POTASSIUM EXCRETION AND BODY MASS ON ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN ALDOSTERONE LEVELS
JM JONES1; TC Dowling2; DA Phares1; MD Brown1.

05-044
UPREGULATION OF NITRIC OXIDE BY SIMULATED MICROGRAVITY OR EXTENDED BED REST-POTENTIAL CAUSE OF ORTHOSTATIC INTOLERANCE
S HARRIS-HOOKER; N Davies; D Ellerson; GL Sanford

05-045
PLASMA ALDOSTERONE BUT NOT RENIN ACTIVITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE RISK OF HYPERTENSION IN AFRICAN AMERICANS
CE GRIM; JM Kotchen; S Krishnaswami; ML Kaldunski; RJ Roman; AW Cowley Jr; TA Kotchen

05-046
REDUCTION IN THE ACTIVITY, BUT NOT THE PROTEIN LEVEL, OF PLASMA ANTIOXIDANT ENZYMES IN AFRICANAMERICAN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS
LC ZHOU1; WXiang1; J Potts2; M Floyd2; M Shi1; H Yang3; J Ross4; ZM Guo1,2

05-047
HEIGHT AND BLOOD PRESSURE OF PYGMIES FROM GABON
D MAVOUNGOU; PHamet

05-048
USING COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDBARRIERS TO HEALTH IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULATIONS
KJ WILLIAMS; M Hargraves; L Cornelius; S Faniuel; R Ruffin; GD Anderson

05-049
TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION IN BLACKS UTILIZING AN OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL (OLM)-BASED TREATMENT ALGORITHM
DHG Smith; WBailey; M JONES; F Walker

05-050
EFFICACY OF OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL (OLM) AND OLM/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (HCTZ) IN ACHIEVING BLOOD PRESSURE (BP) GOALS IN BLACK PATIENTS WITH STAGE 2 SYSTOLIC HYPERTENSION
E SAUNDERS1; JM Neutel2; WBailey3; M Jones3; R Dubiel3; FWalker3

05-051
SEX DETERMINES DIASTOLIC FUNCTION IN YOUTH
GK KAPUKU; H Davis; N Shah; MA Wilson; G Harshfield.

05-052
DO HEMODYNAMIC RESPONSES TO MENTAL STRESS DIFFER BY ETHNICITY AND SEX?
GK KAPUKU; DA Ludwig; DC Gillis; ME Wilson; GA Harshfield

05-053
ASSESSMENT OF HYPERTENSION CARE AND CONTROL AMONG BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS: LESSONS LEARNED NT GOGELA1;
D Jonathan1; K Steyn1; J Fourie1; M Hill2; N Eads2; C Dennison2.

05-054
SATISFACTION WITH HYPERTENSION CARE AND HYPERTENSION CONTROL AMONG PERI-URBAN BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS ATTENDING PRIMARY HEALTHCARE FACILITIES IN CAPE TOWN
CR DENNISON; N Eads; K Steyn; J Fourie; L Kepe; C Lombard; MN Hill

05-055
AFRICAN GENETIC ADMIXTURE IS NEGATIVELY ASSOCIATED WITH VISCERAL ADIPOSE TISSUE IN BLACK AND WHITE WOMEN
JR FERNANDEZ; BA Gower; GR Hunter

05-056
RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN N-TERMINAL PROBRAIN-TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE LEVELS IN HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS
AL BROWN; Lde las FUENTES; S-J Dong; AD Waggoner; B Barzilai; VG Da´vila-roman

05-057
MISSED APPOINTMENTS: INSURANCE STATUS AS PREDICTOR IN AN URBAN,HYPERTENSIVE COHORT
PDEWS

05-058
DOES MICROALBUMINURIA PREDICT THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL KIDNEY DISEASE IN HYPERTENSIVE AFRICAN AMERICANS? RESULTS OF 10-YEAR FOLLOW-UP
S Mohan; R Brown; B Alimohammadi; J-T Cheng; V POGUE

05-059
INCREASED CARDIOVASCULAR AND STROKE RISKS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND CAUCASIAN MEN AND WOMEN WITH ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
DT LACKLAND; X Zhang; J Abell; SR Lipsitz; Y Liao; D McGee

05-060
ACCESS TO CARE: SEVERE, UNCONTROLLED HYPERTENSION IN URBAN AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THEIR HYPERTENSIVE SIBLINGS
K WEEKS; S Dy; JH Young

05-062
AWARENESS AND INTENTIONS REGARDING OBESITY-RELATED HEALTH BEHAVIORS IN UNCONTROLLED HYPERTENSIVE AFRICAN AMERICANS
V POGUE; L Tuzzio; PHebert; MA McLaughlin; J Casabianca; J Sisk; M Chassin

05-063
COMPLICATIONS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN GULLAHS OF SOUTH CAROLINA WITH HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES
IJ SPRUILL; B Riegel

05-064
ALTERNATIVES TO THE RACIAL MODEL IN HYPERTENSION RESEARCH: USE OF EL AND PSNA IN HETEROGENEOUS POPULATIONS
FLC JACKSON; C Foster; T Goddard.

05-065
DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY OF CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT AMONG COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES
LS HICKS1,2,3; JA O’Malley1; BE Landon1,4; TA Lieu5; T Keegan1; NK Cook6; BJ McNeil1,7; E Guadagnoli1

05-066
SURVIVAL OF PATIENTS WITH ISCHEMIC VERSUS NONISCHEMIC CARDIOMYOPATHY IN THE CARIBBEAN
JM THOMAS; DH Williams; SH Brann; DT Simeon; A Quarshie; CN Thomas

05-067
MALE GENDER IS NEGATIVE PREDICTOR OF RENAL SURVIVAL IN AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY
ED CROOK

05-068
COMPARISON OF THE CHANGING CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS OF AORTIC DISSECTION OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES
K GORING; L Oke; R Wyche; S Kartham; D Williams

05-069
AFRICAN AMERICAN HEALTH COALITION, INC.
C McKeever

05-070
EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF FIXED-DOSE COMBINATIONS OF IRBESARTAN/HCTZ: A SUBGROUP ANALYSIS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PATIENTS WITH UNCONTROLLED SBP ON MONOTHERAPY IN THE IRBESARTAN/HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE BLOOD PRESSURE REDUCTIONS IN DIVERSE PATIENT POPULATIONS (INCLUSIVE) TRIAL