[Arterial hypertension in students of the great São Paulo area].

  title={[Arterial hypertension in students of the great S{\~a}o Paulo area].},
  author={D M Simonatto and Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro Dias and Ricardo Luiz Dantas Machado and Henry Abensur and J. Cruz},
  journal={AMB : revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira},
  volume={37 3},
In 1,000 students from Great São Paulo First Degree Schools, from 6 to 18 years old, we studied: age, sex, race, weight, height, left arm circumference, blood pressure, pulse and family history of hypertension. Of these 550 were female and 450 male, with predominance of caucasians in both sexes (83.7%). The conclusions of this study were: until 9 years old the blood pressure was similar in both sexes. As the school girls grow up earlier, their blood pressure rose first, but after 16 years this… CONTINUE READING