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Food Insecurity and Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Blood Pressure, New York City, 2012-2013

Systolic blood pressure in food-secure patients declined from 150.5 mm Hg at baseline to 145.9 mm Hg at the 3-month visit and to 141.3 mm Hg at the 6-month visit. In food-insecure patients, systolic blood pressure increased from 156.7 at baseline to 158.2 mm Hg at the 3-month visit and to 159.8 mm Hg at the 6-month visit.

Figure. Food Insecurity × Time interaction effect on systolic blood pressure (SBP) among 28 patients with uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes receiving telemonitoring interventions for BP reduction, New York City, 2012–2013. Values depict unadjusted SBP estimates at each time point.

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