Table 2

Description of results obtained in various age categories of hypertensive crisis patients in characteristics, BMI and blood pressure
Age 1–6 (n = 3)a 7–12 (n = 13)b 13–18 (n = 18)c P-value Post hoc tests
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD
BW 27.67 ± 20.43 53.35 ± 28.19 83.64 ± 33.27 0.005 a,b < c
Height 103.00 ± 15.72 144.66 ± 10.38 167.95 ± 9.58 <0.001 a < b < c
Height Z-Score −8.85 ± 2.91 −3.43 ± 1.15 −0.70 ± 1.24 <0.001 a < b < c
BMI 24.30 ± 12.95 24.88 ± 12.60 29.05 ± 9.08 0.522
BMI Z-score 1.52 ± 1.68 1.13 ± 1.49 3.07 ± 6.96 0.587
BMI Percentile 81.33 ± 20.74 75.54 ± 31.11 84.56 ± 25.93 0.675
SBP 189.67 ± 36.91 158.38 ± 25.09 164.22 ± 23.84 0.174
DBP 136.00 ± 38.16 93.54 ± 19.98 104.61 ± 19.03 0.013 a > b
Expected SBP 103.80 ± 16.23 95.17 ± 4.12 109.91 ± 5.11 <0.001 b < c
Expected DBP 76.78 ± 22.76 54.46 ± 3.42 62.32 ± 3.76 <0.001 a > c > b
SBP Z-score 8.10 ± 4.15 5.93 ± 2.34 5.08 ± 2.17 0.135
DBP Z-score 5.22 ± 5.26 3.41 ± 1.74 3.68 ± 1.75 0.432

a,b,c: the mean data of each age group.

P-value by one-way analysis of variance followed by Sidak multiple comparisons at a type I error of 0.05.

SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; BMI: body mass index.

Yang et al.

Yang et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:200   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-200

Open Data