An approach of hypertension prevalence in a sample of 5381 Portuguese children and adolescents. The AVELEIRA registry. "Hypertension in children".

@article{Maldonado2011AnAO,
  title={An approach of hypertension prevalence in a sample of 5381 Portuguese children and adolescents. The AVELEIRA registry. "Hypertension in children".},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Maldonado and Telmo Pereira and Rui Pedro Ara{\'u}jo Fernandes and Rita Santos and Margarida Carvalho},
  journal={Blood pressure},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={153-7}
}
INTRODUCTION The distribution of blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents remains relatively unknown. Thus, it is imperative to ascertain BP distribution at a young age, which constitutes the main objective of this registry. METHODS Cross-sectional assessment of BP in 5381 Portuguese children and adolescents, mean age 12.50±3.23 years (4-18 years), body mass index (BMI) 19.65±4.00 kg/m(2) (9.37-60.30 kg/m(2)), mostly male (4519), mean age 12.70±3.16 years, and with 862 females, mean… CONTINUE READING

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