Are there much more people high blood pressure in the US South than other regions of US?- caused by sexual health
Low birth weight is associated with hypertension in adult life.It is a hypothesis and a new research also supports it.Meanwhile,a research about the state of sexual health in the US south also pointed out that:
Early 1 in 10 (9.6%) babies born in the 10 Southern states in 2008 were of low birth-weight (2500 grams) . This represents some 75,381 low birth- weight babies. Moreover, the South’s rate of low birth-weight is higher than that of any region in the nation. The lowest rate is
found in the West (7.0%). The US South rate (9.6%) was also higher than the US rate (8.2%).
If the hypothesis that birth weight is related to several adult disease is really right,does it mean people in the US south has more risk of high blood pressure?