Pattern of paediatric blood pressure in rural, semi-urban and urban communities in Ilorin, Nigeria.

@article{Obika1995PatternOP,
  title={Pattern of paediatric blood pressure in rural, semi-urban and urban communities in Ilorin, Nigeria.},
  author={L. F. O. Obika and M. A. Adedoyin and J O Olowoyeye},
  journal={African journal of medicine and medical sciences},
  year={1995},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={371-7}
}
The blood pressures of 2,526 children aged between 1 and 14 years were measured in their home environments in rural, semi-urban and urban communities in Ilorin. Blood pressure increased with age, but there was no significant difference between the communities. Girls had higher blood pressures than boys between the ages of 9 and 13 years, in the semi-urban and rural communities. The prevalence of high blood pressure in the urban community (9.5%) was higher, though not significantly so, than the… CONTINUE READING
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