ReviewHypertension in black people: study of specific genotypes and phenotypes will provide a greater understanding of interindividual and interethnic variability in blood pressure regulation than studies based on raceStein, C. Michael; Lang, Chim C.; Xie, Hong-Guang; Wood, Alastair J. J.Author Information Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA Received 29 May 2000; accepted 11 September 2000 Correspondence to C. Michael Stein, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Medical Research Building 1 Room 560, Nashville, TN 37232–6602, USA Tel: +1 615 343 8701; fax: +1 615 343 2551 Pharmacogenetics: March 2001 - Volume 11 - Issue 2 - p 95-110 Buy Abstract Hypertension is more frequent and more severe in some Black populations. Although many studies have focused on hypertension in black people in an attempt to understand the genetic and environmental factors that regulate blood pressure, this approach has not been productive. Study of the relationship between specific phenotypes and genotypes, both within and across ethnic groups, is more likely to advance our understanding of the regulation of blood pressure than studies focused on race and blood pressure. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.