Relationship between Arterial Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index of School Age Children of Southern Region of Iran
Despite an increasing prevalence of obesity and hypertension in young age, there is limited information on the contribution of body mass index (BMI) to blood pressure (BP) in these populations, especially in developing countries. This study examines the association between BMI and BP in four populations of school age children across southern region of Islamic republic of Iran.
Lauer RM, Clarke WR. Childhood risk factors for high adult blood pressure: the Muscatine Study. Pediatrics 1989;84(4):633-41.
Bartosh SM, Aronson AJ. Childhood hypertension. An update on etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Pediatr Clin North Am 1999;46(2):235-52.
National High Blood Pressure Education ProgramWorking Group on High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. The fourth report on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure inchildren and adolescents. Pediatrics 2004;114(2 Suppl 4th Report):555-76.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. NIH Publication No. 05-5267 [Online] 1996 Sep [cited 2011 Oct 15]; Available from: URL:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/heart/hbp/hbp_ ped.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. CDC Growth Charts. Body Mass Index for Age Percentiles. [Online] 2009 Aug 4 [cited 2011 Oct 15]; Available from URL:http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/charts.htm
Quak SH, Furnes R, Lavine J, Baur LA; Obesity Working Group. Obesity in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2008;47(2):254-9.
Hashemi SM, Deris F. Survey of BMI and SBP and DBP among children under 13 years old in Shahr-e-kord. Isfahan Med Sci J 2005;23(77):8-13. [Persian]
Ghanbarian A, Salehi P, Rezaei-Ghaleh N, Mortazavi N,Azizi F. Blood pressure in a Tehranian urban population ofadolescents: “Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study”. Hakim J2003;6(3):21-8.
Motiei Langarodi SH, Ghoriashi SGh, Asghari F, KavianK. Pulse and blood pressure in school-age children inQazvin. J Qazvin Uni Med Sci (JQUMS) 2000;4(1):56-62.
Sinaiko AR, Gomez-Marin O, Prineas RJ. Prevalence of "significant" hypertension in junior high school-agedchildren: the Children and Adolescent Blood Pressure Program. J Pediatr 1989;114(4 Pt 1):664-9.
Klimm HD, Reuter-Kühn I. Prevalence of hypertension in childhood. A study of 21 family physician practices. Fortschr Med 1994;112(5):49-52.
Simonatto DM, Dias Mde D, Machado RL, Abensur H, Cruz J. Arterial hypertension in students of the great São Paulo area. AMB Rev Assoc Med Bras 1991;37(3):109-14.
Lódolo AO, Novoa P, Sakuyama E, Lódolo MM, Palma JA, Martínez JR. Arterial hypertension in childhood and adolescence. Rev Fac Cien Med Univ Nac Cordoba 1989;47(1-2):19-22.
Nur N, Cetinkaya S, Yilmaz A, Ayvaz A, Bulut MO, Sümer H. Prevalence of hypertension among high school students in a middle Anatolian province of Turkey. J Health Popul Nutr 2008;26(1):88-94.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.