AIIMS study finds 23% prevalence of hypertension among rural
A recent study conducted across primary and secondary schools in rural areas of four Indian states has revealed that about 23% of the children had high blood pressure (BP). The high prevalence of high BP in otherwise healthy schoolchildren turns the spotlight on the need for proper screening and management programmes.

A multi-institutional team led by doctors from All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi screened over 14,000 children in the age group 5-15 years in Goa, Haryana, Gujarat and Manipur. Children with known medical complications were excluded from the study. Almost equal number of boys and girls were studied.

Of the 23% children with high BP, 13.6% exhibited systolic hypertension, 15.3% diastolic hypertension and 5.9% exhibited both.

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