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Data mining analysis of factors influencing children's blood pressure in a nation-wide health survey
Author(s): Piotr Wasiewicz; Zbigniew Kulaga; Mieczyslaw Litwin
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Paper Abstract

Blood pressure in childhood and adolescents is important indicator of good health and strong predictor of BP in adulthood. Genetic susceptibility, environmental and socioeconomic factors are related both with life style, obesity and cardiovascular risk including elevated BP. Increased body mass index is strictly correlated with BP, and obesity and overweight is main intermediate phenotype of childhood hypertension. However, despite current obesity epidemic available data do not fully support the hypothesis that it has resulted in increase of BP in children. We analysed data obtained from 7591 children participating in nation-wide health survey using data mining methodology. Results reveal relationships of obesity and high blood pressure with school environment characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7502, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2009, 75022R (5 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.838236
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Piotr Wasiewicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Zbigniew Kulaga, Children's Memorial Health Institute (Poland)
Mieczyslaw Litwin, Children's Memorial Health Institute (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7502:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2009
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Krzysztof S. Kulpa, Editor(s)

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