Burden of Disease Resulting from Chronic Mountain Sickness among Young Chinese Male Immigrants in Tibet Full Text
BMC Public Health, 06/26/2012
Li X et al. – The results show that chronic mountain sickness (CMS) imposes a considerable burden on Chinese immigrants to Tibet. Immigrants with characteristics such as a higher residential altitude, more advanced age, longer highland service years, being a smoker, and working in engineering or construction were more likely to develop CMS and to increase the disease burden. Higher blood pressure and heart rate as a result of CMS were also positively associated with the disease burden.