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Tobagonian Adolescents

Blood Pressure and its Correlates in Tobagonian Adolescents

In this study, the authors examined the age-specific patterns and correlates of blood pressure among Tobagonian adolescents attending secondary school. The findings suggest that the higher levels of elevated blood pressure observed were primarily due to excess weight and adiposity.


Objective: To determine age-specific patterns and correlates of blood pressure (BP) in Tobagonian adolescents.

Methods: Blood pressure, weight and heights were measured using standardized procedures. Age-height and gender-specific BP levels were established and compared with those established for adolescents in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Jamaica.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013
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