Ethnicity and tracking blood pressure in children

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Abstract

There is growing evidence that hypertension, one of the major modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), is established early in life. Given this, it is important to discover when hypertension first becomes apparent. Further, it is of particular importance to examine the ethnic differences in blood pressure (BP) in children, given the variation in rates of CVD morbidity and mortality among adults from different ethnic groups.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-228
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Human Hypertension
Volume18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004