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dc.contributor.authorChristofaro, Diego G. D.
dc.contributor.authorFernandes, Romulo A. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorPolito, Marcos D.
dc.contributor.authorRomanzini, Marcelo
dc.contributor.authorVaz Ronque, Enio Ricardo
dc.contributor.authorGobbo, Luis Alberto
dc.contributor.authorde Oliveira, Arli Ramos
dc.identifier.citationJornal de Pediatria. Rio de Janeiro, Rj: Soc Brasil Pediatria, v. 85, n. 4, p. 353-358, 2009.
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To evaluate the accuracy of three different cutoff points for the detection of high blood pressure in adolescents, given the strong relationship between overweight and high blood pressure levels.Methods: A total of 1,021 adolescents of both sexes were enrolled in the study, selected at random from public and private schools in Londrina, Brazil. Their body weight was measured using a digital balance, and their height with a portable stadiometer with a maximum extension of 2 meters. Arterial blood pressure was measured using an automatic apparatus. The capacity of body mass index to detect high blood pressure was gauged using ROC curves and their parameters (sensitivity, specificity, and area under the curve).Results: The cutoff points proposed in a Brazilian standard exhibited greater accuracy (males: 0.636 +/- 0.038; females: 0.585 +/- 0.043) than the cutoff points proposed in an international (males: 0.594 +/- 0.040; females: 0.570 +/- 0.044) and a North-American standard (males: 0.612 +/- 0.039; females: 0.578 +/- 0.044).Conclusions: The Brazilian proposal offered greatest accuracy for indicating high blood pressure levels.en
dc.publisherSociedade Brasileira de Pediatria
dc.relation.ispartofJornal de Pediatria
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.titleA comparison between overweight cutoff points for detection of high blood pressure in adolescentsen
dc.title.alternativeComparação entre pontos de corte para excesso de peso na detecção de pressão arterial elevada em adolescentespt
dcterms.rightsHolderSoc Brasil Pediatria
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Educ Fis, Inst Biociencias, Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Programa Doutorado Saúde Colet, Londrina, PR, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Programa Mestrado Consorciado Educ Fis, Maringa, Parana, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, Dept Educ Fis, Inst Biociencias, Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Instituto de Biociências, Rio Claropt
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