Determination of blood pressure in children

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The present paper reviews the epidemiologic patterns of blood pressure in children by demographic variables such as age, race, sex, education and social class. Other possible determinants for high blood pressure in both adults and children are also discussed, including obesity and salt intake. Special attention is given to the phenomenon of tracking and to genetic influences in blood pressure, the latter discussed in the context of the strengths and limitations of twin and familial aggregation studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-493
Number of pages15
JournalClinical and Experimental Hypertension
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 1986


  • Biological maturation
  • Blood pressure in childhood
  • Body mass
  • Environmental factors
  • Genetic factors
  • Salt intake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physiology


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