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dc.contributor.authorGauer, Robert
dc.contributor.authorQiu, Kefeng
dc.date.issued2012-07
dc.description.abstractScreening may not show benefits in childhood but could pay off for adults. Although major professional organizations recommend measuring blood pressure (BP) at every clinic visit for all children older than 3 years (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, expert opinion), scant evidence links earlier detection and treatment of childhood hypertension with improved patient-oriented outcomes. However, detecting childhood hypertension may help identify adults who would benefit from earlier treatment. Children with elevated BP have a more than 60% chance of being hypertensive as young adults (SOR: B, prospective cohort study). Children with systolic BP above the 95th percentile had a more than 4-fold increase in coronary artery disease as adults compared with children below the 95th percentile (SOR: B, retrospective study). Identifying hypertension in children is associated with a 15-fold greater likelihood of hypertension in their parents (SOR: B, case series).en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 61(7) 2012: 425-426.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14843
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networken_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Network.
dc.subjectchildhood hypertensionen_US
dc.subjectcoronary artery diseaseen_US
dc.subjectpatient outcomesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical screening
dc.subject.lcshHypertension in children
dc.subject.lcshBlood pressure -- Measurement
dc.subject.lcshOutcome assessment (Medical care)
dc.titleDoes blood pressure screening benefit children?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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