Study of the Epidemiology of Hypertension in Pregnancy among the Inuit, and the Possible Influence of Diet

Regions: Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Tags: health, social sciences, nutrition, pregnancy, diet

Principal Investigator: Gerrard, Jon (1)
Licence Number: 8145
Organization: University of Manitoba; Health Sciences Centre Campus
Licensed Year(s): 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1988
Project Team: Diane Popleski; Lori Ebbeling

Objective(s): to study the development of hypertension during pregnancy and to evaluate the incidence and any changes in hypertension during pregnancy, to study Inuit deliveries from various Keewatin communities in order to assess the relationship between diet and hypertension through a questionnaire coupled with analysis of plasma and umbilical cord vessel lipids.

Project Description: Dr. Jon Gerrard proposes to study the potential relationship between blood pressure and diet during pregnancy among the Inuit, a dietary questionnaire will be completed by the mother and small amount of blood will be obtained. The research team will travel to various Keewatin communities.