Longitudinal prediction of adult blood pressure from juvenile blood pressure levels.

@article{Nelson1992LongitudinalPO,
  title={Longitudinal prediction of adult blood pressure from juvenile blood pressure levels.},
  author={Matthew J Nelson and David R. Ragland and S Leonard Syme},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={136 6},
  pages={633-45}
}
The link between blood pressure measured at juvenile ages (3-18 years) and subsequent adult ages (30 and 50 years) was investigated in a community-based longitudinal study conducted in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1928 to the present. The original sample of 550 persons decreased 61 percent by age 50 years, leaving only 211 persons in the cohort. Blood pressure was measured annually up to age 18 years and each decade thereafter, providing a unique opportunity to link childhood and adult blood… CONTINUE READING

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