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Blood pressure charts in UK children
  1. Kjell Tullus,
  2. Eileen Brennan
  1. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
  1. Kjell Tullus, Nephrology Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK; tulluk{at}

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The study by Jackson et al on blood pressure centiles for Great Britain1 provides us with valuable information and insight into children’s blood pressure centiles measured on automated monitors. This is the first time we have been able to see normative data for such large numbers of children in the UK.

There are, however, a few things in this publication that we would like to discuss. It is generally accepted that blood pressure in children depends not only on sex and age but also on the height of the child. The …

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