Prevalence of elevated body mass index and blood pressure in a rural school-aged population: implications for school nurses.

@article{King2006PrevalenceOE,
  title={Prevalence of elevated body mass index and blood pressure in a rural school-aged population: implications for school nurses.},
  author={Carol Ann King and Beth Bender Meadows and Martha Keehner Engelke and Melvin Swanson},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  year={2006},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={145-9}
}
The growing prevalence of overweight in students and adolescents has become a matter of national concern and is linked to a rise in chronic health conditions in students who previously had low prevalence rates, such as cardiovascular disease. This study examined the relationships between age, ethnicity, race, body mass index (BMI), and elevated blood pressure (BP) in a rural school age population. Data are reported for 1121 students in grades K-11. The sample was 55% African American, 41… CONTINUE READING