This study was undertaken to define blood pressure pattern in a sample of schoolchildren in an Ethiopian rural community.
All schoolchildren below the age of 15 years in Butajira town formed the study population.
Blood pressure measurement which was made according to the recommendations of the American Task Force on blood pressure control in children was found to be unimodal with almost symmetrical distribution.
The mean systolic and mean diastolic blood pressure for both sexes combined was 106 +- 14.8 and 70.5 +- 4.5 mmHg, respectively.
The mean systolic and mean diastolic blood pressures increased with age in both boys (P < 0.05) and girls (P < 0.01).
Girls had significantly higher mean systolic and mean diastolic blood pressures than boys (P < 0.001).
Mots-clés Pascal : Pression artérielle, Ethiopie, Age scolaire, Age, Sexe, Enfant, Norme, Valeur, Référence, Etude statistique, Afrique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arterial pressure, Ethiopia, School age, Age, Sex, Child, Standards, Value, Reference, Statistical study, Africa, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0339903
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.