Prevalence of hypertension and its association with obesity among school children aged 6-15 living in Sakarya Province in Turkey


Onsuz F. M. , DEMİR F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.45, no.4, pp.907-912, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1407-120
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.907-912
  • Keywords: Obesity, hypertension, school children, CORONARY RISK-FACTORS, BODY-MASS INDEX, BLOOD-PRESSURE, SCHOOLCHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, OVERWEIGHT, STUDENTS, TRENDS, BURSA
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/aim: Childhood hypertension and its association with obesity are becoming important issues worldwide. The prevalence of hypertension and obesity are growing in both developed and developing countries. This paper aimed to determine the prevalence of hypertension among school-aged children in Sakarya (western part of Turkey) and to determine whether or not obesity is associated with hypertension.