Effect of gender, ethnicity and residence on blood pressure and biochemical variables in two caste populations of Andhra Pradesh

In this study, an attempt was made to investigate the effects of gender, ethnicity and residence on blood pressure and biochemical variables in a pooled sample of Reddy and Madiga caste populations of Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh using two way multivariate analyses of variance. Significant effects of gender, ethnicity and residence was observed on the blood pressure and biochemical variables. In caste groups, differential and different percent of contribution of gender and residence to the blood pressure and biochemical parameters was observed. Discriminant function analyses revealed that blood pressure and lipoproteins variables were able to classify the participants by residence and ethnicity in pooled sample and by residence in both caste groups.