Tracking of blood pressure over an eight year period in Jerusalem school children

H. Palti, Rosa Gofin, B. Adler, O. Grafstein, E. Belmaker

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Tracking of blood pressure (BP) over an 8-year period between the age of 6 and 14 years and the effect of weight, height, BMI and weight gain has been studied in a population of school children in Jerusalem (n = 533). Pearson's correlation coefficients were 0.65 for weight, 0.61 for height, 0.32 for systolic BP and 0.29 for diastolic BP over an 8-year period. Children maintaining their percentile rank for weight or BMI showed higher correlations than those increasing or decreasing their percentile rank. Girls' menarcheal status did not have a significant effect on the level of BP at 14 years of age. The prevalence of significant and severe BP as defined by the NHLBI Task Force [18] was 1% at 6 years and 0.4% at 14 years. The predictive value of the BP at 6 years for 14 years of age was low even for those with hypertension levels: for SBP 16-33% and for DBP 0-37%. Based on the present study and others, large scale screening of BP is not recommended, rather community based programs aimed at modifying health behaviour in order to prevent development of cardiovascular risk factors and associated morbidity and mortality should be introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-735
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Epidemiology
Volume41
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

Fingerprint

Blood Pressure
Weights and Measures
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U.S.)
Health Behavior
Advisory Committees
Weight Gain
Hypertension
Morbidity
Mortality
Population

Keywords

  • Blood pressure
  • Jerusalem
  • School children
  • Tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

Cite this

Tracking of blood pressure over an eight year period in Jerusalem school children. / Palti, H.; Gofin, Rosa; Adler, B.; Grafstein, O.; Belmaker, E.

In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Vol. 41, No. 8, 01.01.1988, p. 731-735.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palti, H. ; Gofin, Rosa ; Adler, B. ; Grafstein, O. ; Belmaker, E. / Tracking of blood pressure over an eight year period in Jerusalem school children. In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 1988 ; Vol. 41, No. 8. pp. 731-735.
@article{0917f64ada0f47b9b47f996e960d4556,
title = "Tracking of blood pressure over an eight year period in Jerusalem school children",
abstract = "Tracking of blood pressure (BP) over an 8-year period between the age of 6 and 14 years and the effect of weight, height, BMI and weight gain has been studied in a population of school children in Jerusalem (n = 533). Pearson's correlation coefficients were 0.65 for weight, 0.61 for height, 0.32 for systolic BP and 0.29 for diastolic BP over an 8-year period. Children maintaining their percentile rank for weight or BMI showed higher correlations than those increasing or decreasing their percentile rank. Girls' menarcheal status did not have a significant effect on the level of BP at 14 years of age. The prevalence of significant and severe BP as defined by the NHLBI Task Force [18] was 1{\%} at 6 years and 0.4{\%} at 14 years. The predictive value of the BP at 6 years for 14 years of age was low even for those with hypertension levels: for SBP 16-33{\%} and for DBP 0-37{\%}. Based on the present study and others, large scale screening of BP is not recommended, rather community based programs aimed at modifying health behaviour in order to prevent development of cardiovascular risk factors and associated morbidity and mortality should be introduced.",
keywords = "Blood pressure, Jerusalem, School children, Tracking",
author = "H. Palti and Rosa Gofin and B. Adler and O. Grafstein and E. Belmaker",
year = "1988",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/0895-4356(88)90159-X",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "41",
pages = "731--735",
journal = "Journal of Clinical Epidemiology",
issn = "0895-4356",
publisher = "Elsevier USA",
number = "8",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Tracking of blood pressure over an eight year period in Jerusalem school children

AU - Palti, H.

AU - Gofin, Rosa

AU - Adler, B.

AU - Grafstein, O.

AU - Belmaker, E.

PY - 1988/1/1

Y1 - 1988/1/1

N2 - Tracking of blood pressure (BP) over an 8-year period between the age of 6 and 14 years and the effect of weight, height, BMI and weight gain has been studied in a population of school children in Jerusalem (n = 533). Pearson's correlation coefficients were 0.65 for weight, 0.61 for height, 0.32 for systolic BP and 0.29 for diastolic BP over an 8-year period. Children maintaining their percentile rank for weight or BMI showed higher correlations than those increasing or decreasing their percentile rank. Girls' menarcheal status did not have a significant effect on the level of BP at 14 years of age. The prevalence of significant and severe BP as defined by the NHLBI Task Force [18] was 1% at 6 years and 0.4% at 14 years. The predictive value of the BP at 6 years for 14 years of age was low even for those with hypertension levels: for SBP 16-33% and for DBP 0-37%. Based on the present study and others, large scale screening of BP is not recommended, rather community based programs aimed at modifying health behaviour in order to prevent development of cardiovascular risk factors and associated morbidity and mortality should be introduced.

AB - Tracking of blood pressure (BP) over an 8-year period between the age of 6 and 14 years and the effect of weight, height, BMI and weight gain has been studied in a population of school children in Jerusalem (n = 533). Pearson's correlation coefficients were 0.65 for weight, 0.61 for height, 0.32 for systolic BP and 0.29 for diastolic BP over an 8-year period. Children maintaining their percentile rank for weight or BMI showed higher correlations than those increasing or decreasing their percentile rank. Girls' menarcheal status did not have a significant effect on the level of BP at 14 years of age. The prevalence of significant and severe BP as defined by the NHLBI Task Force [18] was 1% at 6 years and 0.4% at 14 years. The predictive value of the BP at 6 years for 14 years of age was low even for those with hypertension levels: for SBP 16-33% and for DBP 0-37%. Based on the present study and others, large scale screening of BP is not recommended, rather community based programs aimed at modifying health behaviour in order to prevent development of cardiovascular risk factors and associated morbidity and mortality should be introduced.

KW - Blood pressure

KW - Jerusalem

KW - School children

KW - Tracking

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0023720275&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0023720275&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0895-4356(88)90159-X

DO - 10.1016/0895-4356(88)90159-X

M3 - Article

VL - 41

SP - 731

EP - 735

JO - Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

JF - Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

SN - 0895-4356

IS - 8

ER -