Hypertensive adolescents detected by a school surveillance programme: a problem of obesity.

Abstract

BP has been measured in secondary school children in Nottingham as part of a routine health appraisal since 1988. School nurses who have received appropriate training refer children with a BP greater than the 95th centile for age and sex (Task Force USA 1987) initially to a community paediatrician or general practitioner. Of 14,570 children checked, only 23… (More)

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