IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 4, April 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Chukwujekwu IE, Ezejindu DN, Nwosu N.M.
The reports of longitudinal study of blood pressure in childhood suggest an important role for early detection and enhancing a better understanding of the natural history of elevated blood pressure. This is important in Africa where reports of childhood blood pressure studies are scarce. In this study, anthropometric parameters (weight and height) were measure to check their correlation with blood pressure. The study was carried out on 320 primary school children whose age ranged from 6-14 at a gender ratio of 1:1. Their heights, weights and blood pressures were measured using height meter, weighing scale, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope.