Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3038
SUAREZ RIVERA, Javier Jesús; ALVAREZ GONZALEZ, Luis Miguel e CAMPILLO MOTILVA, Rita. Performance of blood pressure percentiles associated with risk factors in students. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2004, vol.20, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3038.
A prospective descriptive study of students from kindergarten to 6th grade in "Jesús Menendez" elementary school located in Alamar was performed from September 2000 to February 2001 to find out the performance of blood pressure percentiles by age and sex as well as the associated risk factors. The sample was comprised by 743 students who were physically examined, taking into account weight, height, blood pressure and an open survey. The obtained data allowed us to divide the population into 4 groups by blood pressure percentiles; group 1(<50 pc), group II (50-59 pc), group III (90-95 pc)and group IV (>95 pc) according to the reviewed foreign literature and they were related to risk factors. The blood pressure values of the highest number of studied students were under 50 pc (88,83 %) and the most frequent risk factors was family history of blood hypertension. Only 6 students had blood pressure value over 95 %.
Palavras-chave : Prospective studies; descriptive epidemiology; hypertension; risk factors; child.