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|Título :||Waist-to-height ratio and skipping breakfast are predictive factors for high blood pressure in adolescents|
|Autor :||Aparicio Cercós, Cristina.|
Alacreu García, Mónica.
Salar Ibáñez, Luis.
Moreno Royo, Lucrecia.
|Materias:||Presión sanguínea.; Blood pressure.; Hipertensión - Factores de riesgo.; Enfermedades cardiovasculares en los adolescentes - Factores de riesgo.; Cardiovascular system - Diseases in teenagers - Risk factors.; Hypertension - Risk factors.|
|Fecha de publicación :||7-oct-2020|
|Editorial :||Nature Research.|
|Citación :||Aparicio-Cercós, C., Alacreu, M., Salar, L., Moreno-Royo, L. (2020). Waist-to-height ratio and skipping breakfast are predictive factors for high blood pressure in adolescents. Scientific Reports, vol. 10, art. 16704 (07 oct.). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-73355-y|
|Resumen :||The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP) in adolescents of the Valencian Autonomous Community (VC) in Spain. Besides, its association with other risk factors related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) or arterial hypertension (AHT) in order to increase our knowledge of public health and to provide advice about healthy diets. We conducted a multicentre, observational, cross-sectional, epidemiological study in a sample of 4402 adolescents from 15 schools during the 2015–2016 school year. The participants were aged between 11 and 18 years, and any individuals already diagnosed with AHT were excluded. In addition to the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescents (PAQ-A), Evaluation of the Mediterranean Diet Quality Index (KIDMED), a lifestyle habits survey, the waist-to-height ratio (WtHR), and body mass index (BMI) were calculated for each participant. Informed Consent was obtained from Parents of the adolescents involved in the current study. The study received approval from the University ethics committee and all procedures were conducted in accordance with the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki. Chi-squared, Student t-tests, and ANOVA statistical analyses showed that 653 (14.8%) adolescents had previously undiagnosed HBP and that was significantly associated with male sex (p < 0.001), age over 15 years (p < 0.05), and height, weight, waist circumference, WtHR, BMI, and skipping breakfast. Based on the data we obtained in this study, the modifiable factors that influence HBP in adolescents were WtHR, BMI, and skipping breakfast.|
|Descripción :||Este artículo se encuentra disponible en la siguiente URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-73355-y.pdf|
|ISSN :||2045-2322 (Electrónico).|
|Aparece en las colecciones:||Dpto. Farmacia|
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