High blood pressure detection in adolescents by clustering overall and abdominal adiposity markers.

  title={High blood pressure detection in adolescents by clustering overall and abdominal adiposity markers.},
  author={Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro and Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias and R{\^o}mulo Ar{\'a}ujo Fernandes and Marcos Doederlein Polito and Selma Maffei de Andrade and Jefferson Rosa Cardoso and Arli Ramos de Oliveira},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia},
  volume={96 6},
BACKGROUND Obesity is linked to high blood pressure (HBP) in childhood. However, the role of fat as a predictor of HBP in adolescents remains unknown. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between general and abdominal obesity with HBP and to identify the sensitivity and specificity of these indicators to detect HBP in adolescents. METHODS The sample was composed of 1,021 adolescents aged 10-17 years. Subjects were classified as normal, overweight/obese, according to BMI measurements… CONTINUE READING


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