Blood pressure in Tokelauan children in two contrasting environments.

  title={Blood pressure in Tokelauan children in two contrasting environments.},
  author={Robert Beaglehole and E F Eyles and Clare E. Salmond and Isabelle Prior},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={108 4},
To assess the influence of the environment on blood pressure levels in children, the patterns of blood pressure in Tokelauan children resident in the isolated atolls of Tokelau and in New Zealand are compared. Blood pressure was measured twice by one observer using a random zero sphygmomanometer on 571 (96% response) Tokelauan children resident on the atolls and on 856 (95% response) Tokelauan children resident in New Zealand. After adjusting for cuff size and controlling for age, weight and… CONTINUE READING