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Background and Purpose: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), frequently used by bio-anthropologists as a research tool, provides a detailed assessment of daily blood pressure variation in response to activity and mood. The purpose of this study was to explore associations between ADLs, blood pressure, and health risk behaviors, including nicotine, using ABPM. This study was guided by Pender’s Health Promotion Model. Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study with a case control group and convenience sample used survey methodology and biometric data collection. Data were analyzed using SPSS 25 and statistical tests appropriate to each research hypothesis. Results: University campus members (N=61) were recruited. Researchers referred 23.8% (N = 15) to primary care providers (PCP) for assessment and treatment of blood pressure. Of these, 47% (N = 7) were nicotine users; 53% (N = 8) were non-users. 3% of nicotine users (N = 2) asked for nicotine replacement therapy and referral to employee assistance. Conclusions & Implications: Sample demographics suggest that nicotine, especially vaping, is more prevalent among college students than staff. Many participants required referral to PCP, indicating an unmet need for cardiovascular health screenings. This warrants further study to determine causal factors and the role of campus health in its solution.



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Campus Community Health Assessments Using Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring