Population attributable risk of overweight and obesity for high blood pressure in Chinese children

Dong, Bin, Wang, Zhiqiang, Wang, Hai-Jun and Jun, Ma (2015) Population attributable risk of overweight and obesity for high blood pressure in Chinese children. Blood Pressure, 24 4: 230-236. doi:10.3109/08037051.2015.1030904


Author Dong, Bin
Wang, Zhiqiang
Wang, Hai-Jun
Jun, Ma
Title Population attributable risk of overweight and obesity for high blood pressure in Chinese children
Journal name Blood Pressure   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1651-1999
0803-7051
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/08037051.2015.1030904
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 24
Issue 4
Start page 230
End page 236
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective. Little is known about whether eliminating overweight and obesity could effectively reduce the prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP) in Chinese children. This study aimed to estimate the magnitude of contribution of overweight and obesity associated with HBP in Chinese children, and assess the theoretical HBP prevalence if overweight and obesity were eliminated. Methods. Data on 197,191 participants aged 7–17 years with complete records from the Chinese National Survey on Students’ Constitution and Health conducted in 2010 were included. The population attributable risk of overweight and obesity for HBP was calculated. Results. The prevalence of HBP was 6.8% and 5.8% for boys and girls, respectively. HBP in about 22.9% (95% CI 21.5, 24.2%) of boys and 14.7% (95% CI 13.5, 15.8%) of girls could be attributable to overweight and obesity. If both overweight and obesity were eliminated, the prevalence of HBP theoretically could be reduced to 5.2% in boys and 5.0% in girls. Similar results were found in different age and urban/rural area groups. Conclusion. Eliminating overweight and obesity could theoretically lead to a moderate reduction in the prevalence of HBP in Chinese children.
Keyword Blood pressure
Children
Obesity
Risk assessment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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