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International comparison of blood pressure and BMI values in schoolchildren aged 11-16 years.

Authors
  • Baráth, A1
  • Boda, K
  • Tichy, M
  • Károly, E
  • Túri, S
  • 1 Department of Paediatrics, Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Centre, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary. [email protected] , (Hungary)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Paediatrica
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2010
Volume
99
Issue
2
Pages
251–255
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01541.x
PMID: 19839956
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Regional differences in morphometry (different prevalences of overweight and obesity) and the genetic background, disparate eating habits and other cultural factors may account for the differences in BP levels during childhood. As the prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing worldwide, it is important that countries carefully monitor the weight and BP status of their children and adolescents.

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