Potential Predictors of Hypertension Among Children in Fort Worth, Texas: A Cross-Sectional Epidemiologic Study

dc.contributor.advisorBayona, Manuel
dc.contributor.committeeMemberUrrutia-Rojas, Ximena
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWilkinson, Gregg
dc.creatorEgbuchunam, Christie U.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T21:19:49Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T21:19:49Z
dc.date.issued2002-05-01
dc.date.submitted2013-12-13T10:07:53-08:00
dc.description.abstractEgbuchunam, Christie U., Potential Predictors of Hypertension Among Children in Fort Worth, Texas; A Cross-Sectional Epidemiologic Study. Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), May, 2002, 110 pp., 15 tables, 2 illustrations, bibliography, 84 titles. Most studies have identified obesity, gender and age as major factors that influence blood pressure increase in children. The objective of this study was to assess factors that may either directly influence hypertension in children, or interact with obesity, age and gender. A cross-sectional study was carried out to identify and assess the crude and multiple logistic regression adjusted associations between selected variables and hypertension. Obesity and Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) were importantly associated with hypertension. Reduced playing time, and excessive television watching or playing of video games were also associated with hypertension; especially among those who were obese or had AN. Hispanic and African American children had higher likelihood of hypertension than Caucasian children.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/29250
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectClinical Epidemiology
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectGender and Sexuality
dc.subjectMaternal and Child Health
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.subjectOther Public Health
dc.subjectPediatrics
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectRace and Ethnicity
dc.subjectHypertension
dc.subjectchildren
dc.subjectFort Worth
dc.subjectTexas
dc.subjectmajor factors
dc.subjectobesity
dc.subjectage
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectacanthosis nigricans
dc.subjectrace
dc.titlePotential Predictors of Hypertension Among Children in Fort Worth, Texas: A Cross-Sectional Epidemiologic Study
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentSchool of Public Health
thesis.degree.disciplineEpidemiology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Health

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