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Korean Journal of Epidemiology 1988;10(2): 239-245.
농촌지역 국민학생들의 혈압에 관한 연구
박종구, 이명근, 장세진, 차봉석
Factors affecting the blood pressure in children
Jong Ku Park, Myung Keyn Lee, Sei Jin Chang, Bong Suk Cha
Abstract
Blood pressure of 1,306 school children aged 6 to 12 years has been measured in May to June 1988 at Wonsung county, Kangwon, Korea. The objectives of this study were to identify the distribution of blood pressure in school children, and the factors related to that. The general patterns of distributions of blood pressures were similar to that of other countries. However, the mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure by age were lower than that of U.S. children especially in the younger age groups. There is a progressive rise of blood pressure of approximately 2.0 mmHg systolic pressure and diastolic pressure per year of age for male and 2.4 mmHg systolic and 1.5 mmHg diastolic pressure for female. The older aged, the taller, the weightier, those with higher Kaup index, and females showed the higher systolic and diastolic blood pressures. In multiple regression analysis, 24.2% of the variation in systolic blood pressure was explained with weight, temperature, pulse rate, and measuring time and 16.8% of that in diastolic blood pressure was explained with weight, pulse rate, and age.


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