TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.45, no.4, pp.907-912, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Article
TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
Obesity, hypertension, school children, CORONARY RISK-FACTORS, BODY-MASS INDEX, BLOOD-PRESSURE, SCHOOLCHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, OVERWEIGHT, STUDENTS, TRENDS, BURSA
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated:
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.