Blood Pressure and Abdominal Circumference of Students in the Municipality of Picos, PI, Brazil

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155959
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Presentation
Title:
Blood Pressure and Abdominal Circumference of Students in the Municipality of Picos, PI, Brazil
Abstract:
Blood Pressure and Abdominal Circumference of Students in the Municipality of Picos, PI, Brazil
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Vilarouca da Silva, Ana Roberta, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Federal University of the Piaui
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Jonathan Veloso Costa ACD, Nursing Academic;
Loislayne Barros Leal ACD, Nursing Academic; Rumao Batista Nunes de Carvalho ACD, Nursing Academic;
Diego Santos de Araujo ACD, Nursing Academic
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: To know the levels of Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP), Abdominal Circumference (AC) and Family History of Hypertension among students of two public schools in the city of Picos-PI.
Methods:  This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, where a sample of 145 adolescents aged between 12 and 18 years of both sexes was assessed through a form containing the following variables: age, height, sex, classification of MAP, CA and family history of hypertension. The PAM variable was characterized according to the 6th guideline of the Brazilian Society of Hypertension (BSH). Adolescents under 17 years were classified by percentile (height/MAP), and the ones older than 18 years, using standardized values by the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
Results: Of the total sample, 62.8% were female and 37.2% male. The mean age was 14.5 years. Among the 86.2% under 17 years, 43.2% were 50th percentile, 41.6% of 90th percentile, 12% of 95th percentile and 3.2% of 99th percentile. 13.8% were 18 years old, 70% had great BP levels, 15% normal, 10% borderline, and 5% in stage 1 of hypertension. Six women presented abdominal circumference above the level allowed for cardiovascular risk (> 88 cm). Males didn't show relevant values. About 51.7% of students had a history of hypertension among grandparents, followed by 24.1% among parents and 19.3% among uncles.
Conclusion: The numbers show that there is high level of adolescents with risk of developing hypertension in adult life, so it is necessary to plan and implement intervention programs on healthy feeding habits and need for regular physical activity to improve the quality of life in this age group.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBlood Pressure and Abdominal Circumference of Students in the Municipality of Picos, PI, Brazilen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155959-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Blood Pressure and Abdominal Circumference of Students in the Municipality of Picos, PI, Brazil</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Vilarouca da Silva, Ana Roberta, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Federal University of the Piaui</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">robertavilarouca@yahoo.com.br</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jonathan Veloso Costa ACD, Nursing Academic;<br/>Loislayne Barros Leal ACD, Nursing Academic; Rumao Batista Nunes de Carvalho ACD, Nursing Academic;<br/>Diego Santos de Araujo ACD, Nursing Academic</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;To know the levels of Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP), Abdominal Circumference (AC) and Family History of Hypertension among students of two public schools in the city of Picos-PI. <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, where a sample of 145 adolescents aged between 12 and 18 years of both sexes was assessed through a form containing the following variables: age, height, sex, classification of MAP, CA and family history of hypertension. The PAM variable was characterized according to the 6th guideline of the Brazilian Society of Hypertension (BSH). Adolescents under 17 years were classified by percentile (height/MAP), and the ones older than 18 years, using standardized values by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. <br/>Results:&nbsp;Of the total sample, 62.8% were female and 37.2% male. The mean age was 14.5 years. Among the 86.2% under 17 years, 43.2% were 50th percentile, 41.6% of 90th percentile, 12% of 95th percentile and 3.2% of 99th percentile. 13.8% were 18 years old, 70% had great BP levels, 15% normal, 10% borderline, and 5% in stage 1 of hypertension. Six women presented abdominal circumference above the level allowed for cardiovascular risk (&gt; 88 cm). Males didn't show relevant values. About 51.7% of students had a history of hypertension among grandparents, followed by 24.1% among parents and 19.3% among uncles. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;The numbers show that there is high level of adolescents with risk of developing hypertension in adult life, so it is necessary to plan and implement intervention programs on healthy feeding habits and need for regular physical activity to improve the quality of life in this age group.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:19:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:19:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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