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Adolescent hypertension: a follow-up study in the community.
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PMID:  2710975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study evaluates the acceptability, the predictive value and the utility of a hypertension screening programme for Swiss adolescents from 16 to 19 years of age, using private physicians' records as an end-point: 3,386 young people had their blood pressure (BP) measured in a standardized way: 113 teenagers were sent to their private physician, 14 patients were considered to be hypertensive, and 29 others borderline hypertensive. The predictive value of the test is 38%; the prevalence of hypertension in the screened population is 1.3%; no secondary hypertension was detected. The acceptability of the programme is good, its predictive value fair, but its utility can be questioned because of the low prevalence of hypertension in this age group and the absence of secondary or very high hypertension.
P A Michaud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revue d'épidémiologie et de santé publique     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0398-7620     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-06     Completed Date:  1989-06-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7608039     Medline TA:  Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de la santé publique du canton de Vaud, Lausanne, Suisse.
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MeSH Terms
Hypertension / epidemiology,  prevention & control*
Mass Screening / methods*
Patient Compliance
Predictive Value of Tests
Referral and Consultation
School Health Services*

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