Presentation Title

Alcohol as a Predictor for Acute Blood Pressure Among Young Adults

Faculty Mentor

Devan Romero

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

Location

39

Session

poster 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

The data presented was collected from a parent study, Risk Taking Behavior Study, that focused on analyzing the relationship between early sexual behavior and its effect on total physical and mental health including adult perceived stress and mental health effects. This study aimed to examine alcohol as a predictor for acute blood pressure in young adults. Previous research has suggested that in the older population there is a direct relationship in alcohol consumption and a rise in blood pressure; however, limited research has been conducted to examine the correlation, if any, between alcohol intake and its effect on acute blood pressure in college students. This study hypothesized that there would be a correlation between alcohol consumption and systolic blood pressure, such that an increase in alcohol intake would also measure an increase in systolic blood pressure. A total of 299 Latino participants men and women above the age of 18 were examined and recruited from the Cal State San Marcos population during two intervals. In the first interval there were 150 participants and the second interval included 149. The blood pressure measures were obtained by utilizing an automatic blood pressure monitor. The first reading was obtained upon arrival and the second reading was obtained towards the end of the session. Furthermore, the alcohol measurements were obtained via RAPI and Audit screenings that were answered in a general health questionnaire.

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Nov 23rd, 10:00 AM Nov 23rd, 10:45 AM

Alcohol as a Predictor for Acute Blood Pressure Among Young Adults

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The data presented was collected from a parent study, Risk Taking Behavior Study, that focused on analyzing the relationship between early sexual behavior and its effect on total physical and mental health including adult perceived stress and mental health effects. This study aimed to examine alcohol as a predictor for acute blood pressure in young adults. Previous research has suggested that in the older population there is a direct relationship in alcohol consumption and a rise in blood pressure; however, limited research has been conducted to examine the correlation, if any, between alcohol intake and its effect on acute blood pressure in college students. This study hypothesized that there would be a correlation between alcohol consumption and systolic blood pressure, such that an increase in alcohol intake would also measure an increase in systolic blood pressure. A total of 299 Latino participants men and women above the age of 18 were examined and recruited from the Cal State San Marcos population during two intervals. In the first interval there were 150 participants and the second interval included 149. The blood pressure measures were obtained by utilizing an automatic blood pressure monitor. The first reading was obtained upon arrival and the second reading was obtained towards the end of the session. Furthermore, the alcohol measurements were obtained via RAPI and Audit screenings that were answered in a general health questionnaire.