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Title: Hypertension and its determinants among primary-school children in Kuwait: an epidemiological study
Authors: Saleh, E.A.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: A multistage, stratified random sample of 1312 students [aged 6-10 years] was selected from the five regions in Kuwait. Parents were interviewed and weight, height and urine analysis of the children were taken. Blood pressure was measured on at least three separate occasions. The overall prevalence of hypertension [average systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure > 95th percentile for age and sex] was 5.1%. In multivariate logistic regression analysis, certain groups of Kuwaiti schoolchildren were much more likely to develop hypertension. They included children whose parents were consanguineous, children with a family history of hypertension and obese children
Description: 333-337
Keywords: Epidemiologic Studies
Schools
Child
Risk Factors
Subject: Hypertension
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118872
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0602_3/emhj_2000_6_2_3_333_337.pdf
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