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Screening for hypertension in high school.
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PMID:  16211196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arterial hypertension is a major risk factor for atherosclerotic ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular stroke. Blood pressure measurements were taken in the supine position in 6,282 healthy adolescents (3073 boys, 3209 girls) aged 13-17 years of both sexes. Forty-eight subjects were found to have hypertension: 35 idopathic and 13 secondary to reflux nephropathy, chronic glomerulonephritis, coarctation of the aorta, and hemolytic uremic syndrome. Systolic blood pressure was significantly higher among males than females at ages 15-17 years (p<0.001); diastolic blood pressure was higher among males at age 17 years only (p<0.05). Males with BMI>17 exhibited higher systolic blood pressure than females. Prevalence of hypertension, mostly primary, in a large cohort of students was 0.76%. Early screening is important for early interventions and reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in adulthood.
Naomi Nussinovitch; Keren Elishkevitz; Talma Rosenthal; Moshe Nussinovitch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-07     Completed Date:  2006-03-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  711-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Hypertension Unit, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Blood Pressure
Hypertension / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Israel / epidemiology
Mass Screening
Sex Distribution

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