To assess which factors are associated with total cholesterol concentration and blood pressure in 9 year olds, and to examine the extent to which a report of a heart attack in a close relative identifies children with a high total cholesterol value or high systolic blood pressure.
This was a cross sectional study.
The analysis was based on 22 study areas from a representative English sample, 14 areas from a representative Scottish sample, and 20 areas from an inner city sample.
There were 1987 children aged 8 or 9 whose blood pressure was measured and 1662 children whose total cholesterol was assessed.
Blood pressure was measured using the Dinamap 1846 automated sphygmomanometer and cholesterol using the Lipotrend C. Multiple regression analysis was used to examine the independent associations with each of the outcome variables.
Either weight for height or sum of skinfolds measured in four sites was highly associated with the outcome measures in the study (p<0.001).
Fatter or overweight children had higher blood pressure and higher cholesterol concentrations.
Child's height was also associated with the outcome measures in most of the analyses, but was positively related to blood pressure and negatively associated with cholesterol value. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cholestérol, Lipide, Pression sanguine, Hémodynamique, Préadolescent, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etude familiale, Biométrie corporelle, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Ecosse, Facteur risque
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cholesterol, Lipids, Blood pressure, Hemodynamics, Preadolescent, Human, Epidemiology, Family study, Corporal biometry, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Scotland, Risk factor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0009468
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 21/05/1997.