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


Onsuz F. M. , Demir F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.45, ss.907-912, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1407-120
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.907-912

Özet

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.