↓ Skip to main content

Association between obesity and high blood pressure among Lithuanian adolescents: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics, December 2014
Altmetric Badge

Mentioned by

twitter
2 tweeters

Citations

dimensions_citation
26 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
86 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
Association between obesity and high blood pressure among Lithuanian adolescents: a cross-sectional study
Published in
Italian Journal of Pediatrics, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13052-014-0102-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Virginija Dulskiene, Renata Kuciene, Jurate Medzioniene, Rimantas Benetis

Abstract

BackgroundMost epidemiological studies have shown that the prevalence of high blood pressure (BP) has significantly increased among children and adolescents in various countries of the world.The aim of this study was to examine the associations between overweight, obesity, abdominal obesity and prehypertension and hypertension among Lithuanian adolescents aged 12¿15 years.MethodsThe subjects with increased BP (¿90th percentile) were screened on two separate occasions. Data on the body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and BP were analysed in 7,457 adolescents aged 12¿15 years. Adjusted odds ratios (aORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the associations were estimated using multivariate logistic regression models.ResultsAfter two screenings, the study participants were categorised as prehypertensive (12.8%), hypertensive (22.2%), and normotensive (65%). The overall prevalence of overweight, obesity, and abdominal obesity (if WC was in the ¿75th percentile) were 12.1%, 2.4%, and 9%, respectively. After adjusting for age and sex, significant associations were found between overweight and obesity and high BP, namely, prehypertension (overweight: aOR¿=¿2.62; 95% CI 2.13¿3.23; obesity: aOR¿=¿4.81; 95% CI 3.08¿7.52) and hypertension (overweight: aOR¿=¿3.56; 95% CI 3.02¿4.19; obesity: aOR¿=¿6.64; 95% CI 4.65¿9.49). Prehypertension was found to be significantly associated with WC in the 75th¿¿<¿90th percentiles (aOR¿=¿3.16; 95% CI 2.43¿4.10) and WC in the ¿90th percentile (aOR¿=¿4.08; 95% CI 2.35¿7.10). For hypertension, significant associations were detected with WC in the 75th¿¿<¿90th percentiles (aOR¿=¿3.92; 95% CI 3.18¿4.82) and WC in the ¿90th percentile (aOR¿=¿7.41; 95% CI 4.97¿11.05).ConclusionsOverweight, obesity, and abdominal obesity were associated with prehypertension and hypertension.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 2 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 86 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 86 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 16%
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Student > Postgraduate 7 8%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 20 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 2%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 23 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 December 2014.
All research outputs
#9,954,403
of 12,434,754 outputs
Outputs from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#271
of 444 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#189,202
of 281,022 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#30
of 54 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,434,754 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 11th percentile – i.e., 11% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 444 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.5. This one is in the 26th percentile – i.e., 26% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 281,022 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one is in the 18th percentile – i.e., 18% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.
We're also able to compare this research output to 54 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 29th percentile – i.e., 29% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.