Hypertension Among Children: New Insights

by Colleen Fleiss on  October 8, 2019 at 12:47 AM Hypertension News
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High blood pressure (hypertension) was found to be more common among overweight or obese children and those undergoing puberty, revealed new study.
Hypertension Among Children: New Insights
Hypertension Among Children: New Insights

This study, called a review and meta-analysis, combined the results of 47 articles published from 1994 to 2018 to estimate worldwide how common high blood pressure is among children and adolescents age 19 and younger.

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Authors report the overall proportion of childhood hypertension was 4%. How common hypertension was also varied when measured by different devices.

A limitation of this analysis was variation in reported prevalence among included studies. Authors: Yajie Zhu, Ph.D., University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and coauthors (doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3310)

Editor's Note: The article contains conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, financial disclosures, funding and support, etc.

Source: Eurekalert

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