Secular trends of blood pressure in children and adolescents in Hong Kong: abridged secondary publication
MK Kwok1, YK Tu2, IOL Wong1, SL Lin1, CM Schooling1,3
1School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
2Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University
3Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, City University of New York
1. In children and adolescents in Hong Kong, a U-shaped trend in blood pressure and an increasing trend in body mass index were observed until recent years.
2. The recent levelling off in body mass index could be related to school-based health promotion campaign.
3. Such discordant trends suggest identifying unknown determinants of blood pressure besides body mass index is warranted.