Blood Pressure Percentiles in Turkish Children and Adolescents


KESKİNOĞLU A. , KESKİNOĞLU P., Ozgur S., KÖSE T.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.7, no.4, pp.279-285, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.galenos.2019.48030
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.279-285

Abstract

Aim: Pediatric hypertension, a public health concern, is now commonly known worldwide to be an early risk factor for cardiovascular and renal morbidity and mortality. Early detection of hypertension is of the utmost importance to help reduce serious complications. Several distributions of country-specific blood pressure (BP) percentiles have been established worldwide. The aim of this study is to determine BP percentiles in healthy Turkish children aged 2 to 18 years.