Associations between adiposity indicators and elevated blood pressure among Chinese children and adolescents

Dong, B., Wang, Z., Wang, Hai-Jun and Ma, Jun (2014) Associations between adiposity indicators and elevated blood pressure among Chinese children and adolescents. Journal of Human Hypertension, 1-5. doi:10.1038/jhh.2014.95

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Author Dong, B.
Wang, Z.
Wang, Hai-Jun
Ma, Jun
Title Associations between adiposity indicators and elevated blood pressure among Chinese children and adolescents
Journal name Journal of Human Hypertension   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0950-9240
1476-5527
Publication date 2014-10-23
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/jhh.2014.95
Open Access Status
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Adiposity is closely related to elevated blood pressure (BP); however, which adiposity indicator is the best predictor of elevated BP among children and adolescents is unclear. To clarify this, 99 366 participants aged 7–17 years from the Chinese National Survey on Students’ Constitution and Health in 2010 were included in this study. The adiposity indicators, including weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), hip circumference, body adiposity index (BAI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and skinfold thickness, were converted into z-scores before use. The associations between elevated BP and adiposity indicators z-scores were assessed by using logistic regression model and area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC). In general, BAI, BMI and WHtR z-scores were superior for predicting elevated BP compared with weight, waist circumference, hip circumference, WHR and skinfold thickness z-scores. In both sexes, BMI z-score revealed slightly higher AUCs than other indicators. Our findings suggest that general adiposity indicators were equivalent, if not superior, to abdominal adiposity indicators to predict elevated BP. BMI could be a better predictor of elevated BP than other studied adiposity indicators in children.
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Additional Notes Advance online publication 23 October 2014.

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