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An analysis of risk factors for arterial hypertension in adolescent students.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22699729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the study was to evaluate some risk factors for increases in systemic arterial blood pressure. This transversal study was carried out with 145 individuals from 12 to 18 years of age at two state schools in the city of Pico in the state of Piauí in Brazil. The majority were female (62.8%). The median age was 14.8 years (±3.19). It was ascertained that 13 of the subjects (9.0%) were overweight [CI% 73.0-86.0]. Elevations in waist circumference were found in 31 (21.4%) and 76 (52.4%) had elevated arterial blood levels. There was no statistically-significant association between the above-cited risk factors and gender (p=0.088; 0.999; 0.204, respectively). However, 44.8% of the adolescents had at least one risk factor associated with arterial hypertension; 15.9% had two, and 2.1% had three. The study confirms the influence of the risk factors on arterial pressure values among adolescents. Being aware of these factors means that nurses can intervene with health education measures.
Jonathan Veloso Costa; Ana Roberta Vilarouca da Silva; Ionara Holanda de Moura; Rumão Batista Nunes de Carvalho; Lais Evêncio Bernardes; Paulo César de Almeida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista latino-americana de enfermagem     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1518-8345     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Publication Date:    2012 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-15     Completed Date:  2012-11-13     Revised Date:  2014-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9420934     Medline TA:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng; por; spa     Pagination:  289-95     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hypertension / epidemiology*
Risk Assessment
Waist Circumference

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