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Incarceration History and Uncontrolled Blood Pressure in a Multi-Site Cohort

Overview of attention for article published in JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine, September 2016
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Title
Incarceration History and Uncontrolled Blood Pressure in a Multi-Site Cohort
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JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine, September 2016
DOI 10.1007/s11606-016-3857-1
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Benjamin A. Howell, Jessica B. Long, E. Jennifer Edelman, Kathleen A. McGinnis, David Rimland, David A. Fiellin, Amy C. Justice, Emily A. Wang

Abstract

Incarceration is associated with increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease mortality. We used data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) to explore the impact of incarceration on blood pressure (BP) control. Among hypertensive VACS participants, we measured the association between self-reported recent incarceration or past (not recent) history of incarceration and BP control in the year following the survey. To analyze the association between incarceration and BP control, we used logistic regression models adjusted for sociodemographic characteristics, clinical factors (HIV status and body mass index), and behavioral factors (history of smoking, unhealthy alcohol use, illicit drug use). We explored potential mediators including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, primary care engagement, and adherence to antihypertensive medications. Among the 3515 eligible VACS participants, 2304 participants met the inclusion criteria. Of these, 163 (7 %) reported recent incarceration, and 904 (39 %) reported a past history of incarceration. Participants with recent or past history of incarceration were more likely to have uncontrolled BP than those without a history of incarceration (67 % vs. 56 % vs. 51 %, p < 0.001). In multivariable analysis, recent incarceration (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 1.57 95 % confidence interval [CI]: 1.09-2.26), but not a past history of incarceration (AOR = 1.08 95 % CI: 0.90-1.30), was associated with uncontrolled BP compared with those who were never incarcerated. Among patients with a history of hypertension, recent incarceration is associated with having uncontrolled BP following release. Interventions are needed for recently released individuals to improve hypertension outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 56 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 14 25%
Researcher 10 18%
Student > Master 7 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Other 13 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 17 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 11%
Psychology 5 9%
Social Sciences 4 7%
Other 12 21%

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#3,712,049
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#2,091
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#82,367
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Outputs of similar age from JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine
#36
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