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High rates of child hypertension associated with obesity: a community survey in China, India and Mexico.

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BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and epidemiological evidence suggests that it is increasing in parallel with obesity in children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries. AIM: To identify and determine the relationship between overweight, obesity and hypertension in a community sample of school children. METHODS: Anthropometric data were collected from 12,730 school children aged 12-18 years in China, India and Mexico as part of the...

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Journal:
Paediatrics and international child health
Volume:
34
Issue:
1
Pages:
43-49
Publication date:
2014-02-05
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EISSN:
2046-9055
ISSN:
2046-9047
URN:
uuid:6e54cabb-a13b-415b-a16a-9f0d5b10f779
Source identifiers:
449629
Local pid:
pubs:449629

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