High prevalence of hypertension in normal and underweight Indian children.

  title={High prevalence of hypertension in normal and underweight Indian children.},
  author={Simonetta Genovesi and Laura Antolini and Maurizio Gallieni and Angela Aiello and Sujit K Brahmochary Mandal and Anna Doneda and M Giovanna Giussani and Andrea Stella and Benedetta Tucci and Maria Grazia Valsecchi},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  volume={29 2},
BACKGROUND Childhood hypertension is an established predictor of adult hypertension and organ damage, an underestimated problem in developing countries. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of arterial hypertension, as well as the relationship of blood pressure values and weight class and urinary abnormalities in 1176 children (aged 5-12 years) from a suburban area south of Kolkata, India. METHOD Arterial blood pressure, height, weight and waist circumference were measured… CONTINUE READING


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