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Table 4 Odds ratio for high systolic or diastolic blood pressure when overweight or obese compared to normal weight (Argentina n = 669, Norway n = 2,050)

From: Weight status and hypertension among adolescent girls in Argentina and Norway: Data from the ENNyS and HUNT studies

   Systolic Diastolic
   Prehypertension Hypertension Prehypertension Hypertension
   OR CI95% OR CI95% OR CI95% OR CI95%
Argentina** Normal weight
(n = 561)
1.0 - 1.0 - 1.0 - 1.0 -
  Overweight
(n = 80)
0.3 [0.1; 0.8] 3.3 [0.5; 21.5] 0.5 [0.2; 1.5] 4.5 [1.2; 17.3]
  Obesity
(n = 28)
0.9 [0.2; 4.1] 11.4 [1.6; 82.0] 0.3 [0.05; 2.6] 2.2 [0.4; 10.8]
Norway Normal weight
(n = 1,745)
1.0 - 1.0 - 1.0 - 1.0 -
  Overweight
(n = 249)
2.2 [1.6; 3.0] 3.8 [2.7; 5.4] 1.2 [0.4; 4.3] 1.0 [0.1; 8.2]
  Obesity
(n = 56)
4.2 [1.5; 11.1] 28.3 [11.8; 67.7] 14.8 [5.8; 37.3] 5.1 [0.6; 42.4]
  1. ** calculated using SPSS complex analysis
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