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Auscultatory measured normative blood pressure of Korean adolescents: Using the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2007

Title
Auscultatory measured normative blood pressure of Korean adolescents: Using the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2007
Authors
Kim H.S.Park M.J.Oh M.K.Hong Y.M.
Ewha Authors
홍영미김혜순
SCOPUS Author ID
홍영미scopus; 김혜순scopus
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
Korean Circulation Journal
ISSN
1738-5520JCR Link
Citation
vol. 42, no. 12, pp. 809 - 815
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI scopus
Abstract
Background and Objectives: In Korea, there hasn't been any previous literature that describes auscultatory blood pressure (BP) normative tables for adolescents. Using BP data, from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), we created normative auscultatory BP percentile tables for Korean adolescents. Subjects and Methods: A total of 3508 adolescents (boys 1852, girls 1656), aged 10-17 in 2001, 2005 and 2007 from the KNHANES database years, were included. Auscultatory BP measurement was performed, using a Baumanometer Mercury Gravity Sphygmomanometer. Results: The mean systolic BP of boys was higher than that of girls in adolescents older than 13 years of age, and the mean diastolic BP of boys was higher than that of girls in those older than 15 years. Systolic and diastolic BP was correlated with weight, height and age. Age-specific normative auscultatory systolic and diastolic BP percentiles for boys and girls were completed. The graph that showed age-specific prehypertensive and hypertensive systolic and diastolic BP for boys and girls was presented. For adolescents, the height-specific auscultatory BP percentiles for boys and girls were completed. A graph that shows the height-specific prehypertensive and hypertensive BP for boys and girls was also made. Conclusion: The auscultatory age-and height-specific BP percentiles for Korean adolescents are established. These can be useful in screening the prehypertension and hypertension of Korean adolescents in a clinical setting. Copyright © 2012 The Korean Society of Cardiology.
DOI
10.4070/kcj.2012.42.12.809
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