Hypertension among Oral Contraceptive Users in El Paso, Texas

dc.creatorWhite, Kari
dc.creatorPotter, Joseph E.
dc.creatorAmastae, Jon
dc.creatorGrossman, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-03T17:28:11Z
dc.date.available2018-04-03T17:28:11Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.description.abstractOn the U.S.-Mexico border, residents frequently cross into Mexico to obtain medications or medical care. We previously reported relatively high prevalence of hypertension among Latina oral contraceptive users in El Paso, particularly those obtaining pills over the counter (OTC) in Mexico. Here, we examine factors associated with having hypertension among 411 OTC users and 399 clinic users. We also assess hypertension awareness and interest in using blood pressure kiosks. Women age 35 to 44 and who had BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 had higher odds of having hypertension. 59% of hypertensive women had unrecognized hypertension, and 77% of all participants would use a blood pressure kiosk; there were no significant differences between clinic and OTC users. Alternative approaches to increase access to health screenings are needed in this setting, where OTC pill use among women with unrecognized hypertension confers unique health risksen_US
dc.description.departmentPopulation Research Centeren_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2J09WN0Q
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/64159
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTxPEPen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectPubMeden_US
dc.subjectLatina oral contraceptiveen_US
dc.subjectcontraceptive usersen_US
dc.subjectMexicoen_US
dc.subjectJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserveden_US
dc.titleHypertension among Oral Contraceptive Users in El Paso, Texasen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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