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of American Samoan men: Provisional Findings from a 12-year follow-up survey - Bindon - 1993 - American Journal of Human Biology
A concomitant phenomenon of the fast-paced socio-economic and medicinal changes in American Samoa since the Second World War is the rise in the incidence of chronical illnesses, especially cardio-vascular illnesses and diabetic outbreaks. In 1976 a Samoan Studies Project carried out a poll on the subject of overweight and hypertension in American Samoa.
During 1989, we carried out a follow-up of 31 of these men, checking patient's BP, as well as their BP and previously identified medical conditions, concentrating on long-term illnesses such as high BP, strokes, cancer und diabetics. Crews (Hum. Biol. 60:417-433, 1988) found in a forward looking fatality study that 111 American Samoans, whose BP was surveyed in 1975 and who afterwards perished between 1975 and 1981, had a higher mean Systolic and Idiastolic BP than the 2,588 who survived (140/88 vs. 129/84).
Based on these results, the 1989 specimen was layered after the 1976 men's BP test and a selection of 14 men (1976 BP