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Titolo: Blood pressure reference values for European non-overweight school children: the IDEFICS study.

Anno di pubblicazione: 2014

Autori: Barba, G; Buck, C; Bammann, K; Hadjigeorgiou, C; Hebestreit, A; Marild, S; Molnar, D; Russo, P; Veidebaum, T; Vyncke, K; Ahrens, W; Moreno, L A

Affiliazioni autori: 1Epidemiology & Population Genetics, Institute of Food Sciences, CNR, Avellino, Italy; 2Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology--BIPS, Bremen, Germany; 3Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany; 4Research and Education Institute of Child Health, Strovolos, Cyprus; 5Department of Paediatrics, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden; 6Department of Paediatrics, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary; 7Department of Chronic Diseases, National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia; 8Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; 9Institute of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany and 10GENUD Research Group, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain.

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: OBJECTIVES: To provide oscillometric blood pressure (BP) reference values in European non-overweight school children. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis from the IDEFICS study (www.ideficsstudy.eu) database. METHODS: Standardised BP and anthropometric measures were obtained from children aged 2 to 10.9 years, participating in the 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 IDEFICS surveys. Age- and height-specific systolic and diastolic pressure percentiles were calculated by GAMLSS, separately for boys and girls, in both the entire population (n = 16 937) and the non-overweight children only (n = 13 547). The robustness of the models was tested by sensitivity analyses carried out in both population samples. RESULTS: Percentiles of BP distribution in non-overweight children were provided by age and height strata, separately for boys and girls. Diastolic BP norms were slightly higher in girls than in boys for similar age and height, while systolic BP values tended to be higher in boys starting from age 5 years. Sensitivity analysis, comparing BP distributions obtained in all children with those of nonoverweight children, showed that the inclusion of overweight/obese individuals shifted the references values upward, in particular systolic BP in girls at the extreme percentiles. CONCLUSIONS: The present analysis provides updated and timely information about reference values for BP in children aged 2 to o11 years that may be useful for monitoring and planning population strategies for disease prevention.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: S48

Pagine a: 56

Pagine totali: 9


International journal of obesity Macmillan, Nature Publishing
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0307-0565

Numero volume: 38 Suppl 2

DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2014.135

Referee: Sě: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: ISI Web of Science (WOS) [25219411]

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