Association between sleep duration and hypertension among Chinese children and adolescents.

@article{Guo2011AssociationBS,
  title={Association between sleep duration and hypertension among Chinese children and adolescents.},
  author={Xiaofan Guo and Liqiang Zheng and Yang Li and Shasha Yu and Shuai Liu and Xinghu Zhou and Xingang Zhang and Zhaoqing Sun and Rui Wang and Yingxian Sun},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={774-81}
}
BACKGROUND Short sleep duration was reported to be associated with an increased risk of hypertension among adults. The present study aimed to investigate this association in children and adolescents. HYPOTHESIS Short sleep duration is related to higher risk of hypertension among children and adolescents. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of 4902 children and adolescents age 5 to 18 years. Blood pressure (BP) was measured at the research center and classified using the population… CONTINUE READING