The sensitivity of waist-to-height ratio in identifying children with high blood pressure.

@article{Motswagole2011TheSO,
  title={The sensitivity of waist-to-height ratio in identifying children with high blood pressure.},
  author={Boitumelo Stokie Motswagole and Herculina S Kruger and Mieke Faber and Johannes Marthinus van Rooyen and Johannes Hendrik de Ridder},
  journal={Cardiovascular journal of Africa},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={208-11}
}
We determined the sensitivity of waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) as a marker for high blood pressure in children aged nine to 15 years (n = 1 131), from schools in the North West province, South Africa. Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements were taken. The sensitivity and specificity of the WHtR to identify children with high blood pressure were evaluated. At a cut-off value of 0.5, 7.9% of the girls and 3.4% of the boys had central adiposity. Thirteen per cent of the children were… CONTINUE READING

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