Factor analysis, a more accurate method to be used in epidemiological studies of blood pressure in children.

@article{Macdo1997FactorAA,
  title={Factor analysis, a more accurate method to be used in epidemiological studies of blood pressure in children.},
  author={M. A. Mac{\^e}do and Duarte Trigueiros and Ant{\'o}nio Falc{\~a}o de Freitas},
  journal={Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={141-6, 123}
}
The aim of our study is to evaluate whether factor analysis is better able to explain the variability of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) when compared with regression analysis, which is the usual tool to study a set of variables related to blood pressure (BP). SBP, DBP, weight, height, BMI, triceps skin-fold, sexual… CONTINUE READING