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Table 1 Distribution of parameters measured with respect to age, but irrespective of sex and geographic area of domicile

From: Blood pressure patterns in relation to geographic area of residence: a cross-sectional study of adolescents in Kogi state, Nigeria

Age (years) Systolic BP (mmHg) Diastolic BP (mmHg) Weight (kg) Height (m) BMI (kg/m2)
10–12
(ma = 11.37 ± 0.68; n = 124)
102.54 ± 12.43 55.95 ± 10.78 42.32 ± 6.72 1.50 ± 0.07 18.69 ± 2.29
13 (n = 145) 103.94 ± 11.28 57.21 ± 8.18 46.16 ± 7.04 1.54 ± 0.08 19.39 ± 2.53
14 (n = 188) 108.16 ± 14.79 58.93 ± 10.03 47.93 ± 7.09 1.56 ± 0.07 19.69 ± 2.65
15 (n = 187) 111.46 ± 14.17 58.89 ± 11.22 52.10 ± 7.55 1.59 ± 0.07 20.67 ± 2.55
16 (n = 161) 115.15 ± 15.62 60.36 ± 13.09 54.75 ± 7.44 1.60 ± 0.06 21.33 ± 2.91
17 (n = 118) 112.94 ± 19.22 58.80 ± 13.46 56.96 ± 7.10 1.61 ± 0.08 22.16 ± 3.28
18 – 20
(ma = 18.47 ± 0.66; n = 165)
118.09 ± 18.32 62.79 ± 13.93 60.59 ± 8.10 1.63 ± 0.07 22.68 ± 3.79
  1. n, ma and BP represent number of participants, mean age and blood pressure respectively
  2. Data (mean ± standard deviation) are for systolic and diastolic blood pressures, weight, height and body mass index of all the subjects studied (1088 in number) distributed according to their ages, irrespective of sex and geographic area of residence as follows: 10–12 years (n = 124) 13 years (n = 145) 14 years (n = 188) 15 years (n = 187) 16 years (n = 161) 17 years (n = 118) 18–20 years (n = 165)