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Regional differences in the reference blood pressure in young Indians.
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PMID:  18175847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study compares the blood pressure (BP) in young population of North India and South India. Age, height and sex specific BP was estimated for 6320 North Indian subjects aged 7-18 years and compared with BP values of South Indian subjects. North Indian boys and girls had lower diastolic BP (DBP) with no difference in systolic BP (SBP) than South Indian boys and girls between 7-12 years. Between 13-18 years North Indian boys and girls had significantly higher SBP with no difference in DBP. The significant regional differences in BP distribution among young Indians suggest considering geographic location of the population in evaluating blood pressure.
Pushpa Krishna; Sarita Bajaj; K Thennarasu; Nagaraj Desai; K M PrasammaKumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-07     Completed Date:  2008-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  921-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, KempeGowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Hypertension / epidemiology*
India / epidemiology
Reference Values
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors

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