Prevalence of hypertension in schoolchildren based on repeated measurements and association with overweight.

@article{Chiolero2007PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of hypertension in schoolchildren based on repeated measurements and association with overweight.},
  author={Arnaud Chiolero and François Cachat and Michel Burnier and Fred Paccaud and Pascal Bovet},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={2209-17}
}
OBJECTIVE Most studies assess the prevalence of hypertension in pediatric populations based on blood pressure (BP) readings taken on a single visit. We determined the prevalence of hypertension measured on up to three visits in a Swiss pediatric population and examined the association between hypertension and overweight and selected other factors. METHODS Anthropometric data and BP were measured in all children of the sixth school grade of the Vaud canton (Switzerland) in 2005-2006. 'Elevated… CONTINUE READING

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