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Sexual maturation and blood pressure levels of a biracial sample of girls.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1994677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cross-sectional survey of 142 black and 361 white girls was performed to investigate whether differences in the timing of maturation account for blood pressure differences between same-aged subjects. Data were collected on blood pressure, anthropometric parameters, socioeconomic status, and secondary sex characteristics. Analysis of covariance was used to determine whether blood pressure for black and white girls differed significantly after adjusting for the confounding effects of different body size and sexual maturation distributions of the two groups. Advanced sexual maturation of the black girls contributed as much as the larger body sizes of the black girls to the blood pressure differences found between the black and white girls. Assessment of an individual's stage of sexual maturation at blood pressure measurement should be considered as important as the measurement of height and weight.
C A Kozinetz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-15     Completed Date:  1991-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex. 77030.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group*
Analysis of Variance
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Body Height / physiology
Body Weight / physiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
European Continental Ancestry Group
Sexual Maturation / physiology*
Socioeconomic Factors

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