1 in 7 Hyderabad kids with a sedentary lifestyle suffer from
The paediatric department of Gandhi Medical College conducted a study on kids 5 and 15 years of age, the findings of which were published in the International Journal of Contemporary. As per the study one in seven kids in Hyderabad city suffers from hypertension.

The study indicates that the mean systolic and diastolic blood pressures of overweight children were higher than those with lower BMI. Furthermore, socio-economic status of the children also remains a factor.

The study gains significance as child specialists generally do not measure blood pressure of children. This is primarily because their blood pressure should be measured with special instruments called nomograms. The lack of monitoring BP levels is among the reasons why India does not have a proper data on the prevalence of hypertension in children.

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