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The Prevalence of High Blood Pressure Among Children aged 11-18 Years in Birjand District, Eastern Iran in 2012: A Cross-Sectional Study
International Journal of School Health
High blood pressure is a health problem in children. Adolescents with high blood pressure are more likely to become adults with hypertension. Objectives: The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of high blood pressure in high school children in Birjand, Iran in 2012. Materials and Methods: The present study comprised 2450 students, 1338 girls and 1112 boys, aged from 11-18 years selected through stepwise randomized sampling from 28 secondary and high schools in Birjand,doi:10.17795/intjsh-22014 fatcat:cpovma2da5frtgoylnev6vbkaq