To examine the value of repeated blood pressure screening during childhood, and exercise testing in adolescence, for predicting resting blood pressure at eighteen years.
Regular measures of blood pressure and other variables in a birth cohort from 7 to 18 years.
Cardiovascular responses to exercise testing at 15 and 18 years.
The best predictors of resting blood pressure at 18 years were body size at 18 years and resting blood pressure at 15 years.
Neither exercise and recovery blood pressures at 15 years, nor the way blood pressure had tracked through childhood, added importantly to the prediction.
We question the value of screening for hypertension during childhood, either by regular resting measures or by exercise testing in adolescence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Dépistage, Hypertension artérielle, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Prédiction, Exercice physique, Pression sanguine, Taille corporelle, Programme sanitaire, Etude critique, Enfant, Adolescent, Age, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Medical screening, Hypertension, Cardiovascular disease, Prediction, Physical exercise, Blood pressure, Body size, Sanitary program, Critical study, Child, Adolescent, Age, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0489841
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.