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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 190-192

Anthropometric correlates of adolescent blood pressure

1 Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Formerly Professor, Epidemiology, AIIH&PH,Kolkata, India
3 Assistant Professor,Community Medicine, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research,Kolkata, India

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Indranil Saha
Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 18229443

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A community based cross-sectional study was undertaken among 1081 adolescents to assess the relationship of adolescent blood pressure with weight, height and BMI in Chetla, Kolkata; data collection was done with a predesigned schedule along with recording of anthropometric measurements and blood pressure. Mean, correlation coefficient was used for statistical analysis. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure of both sexes increased with increase in weight, height and BMI with a significant positive linear correlation. Life style modification should be stressed upon from childhood.

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