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The child-adolescent blood pressure study: I. Distribution of blood pressure levels in Seventh-Day-Adventist (SDA) and non-SDA children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7315999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Distribution of systolic and diastolic blood pressures (measured with an automated blood pressure recorder) of two large groups of children-3,159 from Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) schools and 4,681 from non-SDA schools-are reported. They boys and girls were from four different ethnic groups and attended grades one through 10 in 29 Southern California schools. The analysis of the data failed to show significant differences in mean blood pressure levels between the two groups of children at all ages, despite marked differences in life-style between the two groups, and despite the fact that adults from the two population groups have marked differences in mortality from diseases associated with elevated blood pressure. A comparison between boys and girls showed significantly higher trends in mean systolic blood pressure for boys after age 12. Inter-ethnic comparisons of blood pressure revealed that Black children of both sexes had slightly higher mean blood pressure levels at all ages.
Authors:
R D Harris; R L Phillips; P M Williams; J W Kuzma; G E Fraser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1981 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-02-25     Completed Date:  1982-02-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1342-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Aging
Blood Pressure*
California
Child
Christianity*
Diet, Vegetarian*
Ethnic Groups
Female
Humans
Life Style
Male
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