Table 2

BP measurements

Total no. (%)Systolic BPSDS-SBPDiastolic BPSDS-DBP
Overweight children
First visit969 (100)
Mean115.7 (12.4)0.91 (0.97)65.9 (8.3)0.34 (0.75)
 First measurement118.1 (14.5)1.14 (1.17)67.1 (10.7)0.44 (0.96)
 Second measurement115.2 (13.4)0.86 (1.11)66.0 (10.5)0.35 (0.95)
 Third measurement113.8 (13.1)0.72 (1.07)64.5 (9.7)0.21 (0.88)
Second visit120 (12.4)
Mean125.0 (14.4)1.74 (1.04)69.2 (8.9)0.62 (0.83)
 First measurement127.2 (18.2)1.97 (1.35)71.1 (11.1)0.80 (0.99)
 Second measurement124.3 (14.9)1.70 (1.10)68.2 (9.9)0.54 (0.90)
 Third measurement124.0 (13.8)1.64 (1.05)68.2 (9.7)0.53 (0.92)
Non-overweight children
First visit438 (100)
Mean110.1 (10.7)0.46 (0.88)63.1 (7.6)0.13 (0.71)
 First measurement112.9 (12.8)0.73 (1.11)64.8 (10.0)0.27 (0.92)
 Second measurement109.3 (12.5)0.39 (1.07)63.2 (10.0)0.13 (0.92)
 Third measurement108.1 (11.7)0.28 (1.00)61.7 (10.2)0.00 (0.92)
Second visit17 (3.9)
Mean118.7 (13.4)1.33 (1.00)68.6 (6.4)0.65 (0.58)
 First measurement121.5 (17.9)1.60 (1.64)71.9 (10.1)0.95 (0.97)
 Second measurement119.8 (15.6)1.43 (1.14)68.7 (6.7)0.65 (0.60)
 Third measurement114.8 (12.5)0.96 (0.85)65.3 (6.1)0.34 (0.47)
  • BP values are shown in mm Hg, and mean (SD).

  • BP, blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; SBP, systolic blood pressure; SDS, SD scores.