Original ArticlesThe Association Between Perceived Racial Discrimination and Hypertension in a Low-Income, Racially Integrated Urban CommunityGabriel, Angel C. BA; Bell, Caryn N. PhD; Bowie, Janice V. PhD; Hines, Anika L. PhD, MPH; LaVeist, Thomas A. PhD; Thorpe, Roland J. Jr PhDAuthor Information Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland (Ms Gabriel and Drs Bowie and Thorpe); University of Maryland, College Park (Dr Bell); Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (Dr Hines); and Tulane School of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, New Orleans, Louisiana (Dr LaVeist). Correspondence: Angel C. Gabriel, BA, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205 (firstname.lastname@example.org). This research was supported by grant # U54MD000214-01 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a grant from Pfizer, Inc. The last author was supported by a grant supported by NIA K02AG059140. This research was also supported by the Summer Training and Research (STAR) grant from Hopkins Office for Undergraduate Research and the Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training at Kennedy Krieger Institute. The authors declare no conflict of interest. Family & Community Health: April/June 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 2 - p 93-99 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000254 Buy Metrics Abstract We examined the association between perceived racial discrimination and hypertension among African Americans and whites who live in a low-income, racially integrated, urban community. Hypertension was defined as having a systolic blood pressure 140 mm Hg or more, a diastolic blood pressure 90 mm Hg or more, or taking antihypertensive medication(s). Perceived racial discrimination was based on self-reported responses of experiencing racial discrimination in various settings. Using modified Poisson multivariable regression models, we found no association between perceived racial discrimination and hypertension (prevalence ratio: 0.96, 95% confidence interval: 0.90-1.04). Findings suggest that social context may play a role in the relationship between perceived racial discrimination and hypertension. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.