Prevalence of arterial hypertension in a collectivity of adolescents

Med Interne. Jul-Sep 1990;28(3):241-3.

Abstract

Arterial hypertension in adolescents was studied in a group of 899 school boys aged 15-18 years from the vocational school No. 48 of the Bucharest Transport Enterprise (ITB) and the secondary school No. 19 ITB. Essential arterial hypertension in the group investigated was found in proportion of 2.7%, a percentage comparable with that of other European countries (1-3%).

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Blood Pressure
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Prevalence
  • Romania / epidemiology