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Prevalence and risk factors for hypertension in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents: waist circumference predicts hypertension, exercise decreases risk
  1. Lettie C K Leung1,
  2. Rita Y T Sung2,
  3. Hung-Kwan So2,
  4. Sik Nin Wong3,
  5. Kwok Wai Lee4,
  6. Kwok Piu Lee5,
  7. Man Ching Yam2,
  8. Samantha P S Li3,
  9. So Fun Yuen6,
  10. Stella Chim7,
  11. Keung Kit Chan1,
  12. David Luk8
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Kwong Wah Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, China
  4. 4Department of Paediatrics, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
  5. 5Department of Paediatrics, Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Tai Po, Hong Kong, China
  6. 6Department of Paediatrics, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  7. 7Department of Paediatrics, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
  8. 8Department of Paediatrics, United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lettie C K Leung, Department of Paediatrics, Kwong Wah Hospital, 25 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China leungckl{at}ha.org.hk

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  • Funding This study was supported by the Hong Kong Paediatric Nephrology Society with a research grant from the Children's Kidney Trust Fund.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Hospital Authority Kowloon West Cluster Ethics Committee, Hong Kong.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding This study was supported by the Hong Kong Paediatric Nephrology Society with a research grant from the Children's Kidney Trust Fund.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Hospital Authority Kowloon West Cluster Ethics Committee, Hong Kong.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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