Table 2

Blood pressure and urinary measurements of children in low and high pollution urban area
Characteristics Low Pollution School (n=73) High Pollution School (n=93) P-value
Systolic blood pressure - mmHg* 108.3 (106.1 to 110.6) 115.9 (114.0 to 117.9) <0.0001
Diastolic blood pressure - mmHg* 66.4 (64.4 to 68.4) 70.9 (69.2 to 72.7) 0.002
Pulse - bpm* 98.1 (94.8 to 101.4) 94.9 (92.1 to 97.7) 0.2
Urinary creatinine - g/l 0.7 (0.2) 1.3 (0.8) <0.0001
Urinary Na - nmol/l** 127.1 (109.5 to 147.5) 131.5 (115.3 to 149.2) 0.7
Urinary K - nmol/l** 54.8 (46.1 to 65.2) 45.1 (39.0 to 52.2) 0.1

The data is mentioned as mean (standard deviation) for creatinine and as adjusted mean (95% CI) with adjustment made for gender, age, height, weight, urinary sodium, potassium, socio-economic status, passive smoking and creatinine (*), or adjusted mean (95% CI) with adjustment made for gender, age, height, weight, socio-economic status and creatinine (**).

Sughis et al.

Sughis et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:378   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-378

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