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Concurrent determinants of blood pressure among adolescents: the 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study.
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PMID:  20963295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to evaluate concurrent risk factors for high blood pressure in adolescents. This is a prospective cohort study including 4,452 adolescents born in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil, in 1993. Blood pressure was measured before and after the interview, and the mean value was used in the analyses. Mean systolic blood pressure was 101.9mmHg (SD = 12.3) and mean diastolic pressure was 63.4mmHg (SD = 9.9). Adolescents with black skin had higher blood pressure than those with white skin. Mean systolic pressure among subjects in the top quartile of body mass index (BMI) was 11.6mmHg higher than among those in the lowest quartile. Mean systolic pressure among postmenarcheal girls was 5.4mmHg higher than among premenarcheal girls. Similar trends were found for diastolic arterial pressure. Our findings suggest that blood pressure control must begin already in childhood and adolescence.
Ana M B Menezes; Pedro C Hallal; Cora Luiza Araújo; Fernando C Barros; Cesar G Victora
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cadernos de saúde pública     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1678-4464     ISO Abbreviation:  Cad Saude Publica     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-21     Completed Date:  2011-04-06     Revised Date:  2013-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901573     Medline TA:  Cad Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1972-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Programa de Pós-graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure Determination
Body Mass Index
Brazil / epidemiology
Cohort Studies
Hypertension / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Grant Support
086974//Wellcome Trust; //Wellcome Trust

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