Forrester, Terrence E.; Wilks, Rainford J.; Bennett, Franklyn I.; Simeon, Donald T.; Osmond, C.; Allen, M.; Chung, A. P.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Unit
Fetal growth and cardiovascular risk factors in Jamaican school children
British Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Determines relationship between school children's blood pressure, glycated haemoglobin level and cholesterol concentration and their anthropometry, socioeconomic status, and birth measurements. 2337 children aged 6-16 years who were born at University Hospital were recruited, and their birth records were recovered: 1610 had suitable records, 659 had records including birth length, and 610 of these were prepubertal. Results are that multiple regression analysis showed that children's systolic blood pressure was inversely related to their birth weight (P 0.0001) and directly related to their currrent weight. Glycated haemoglobin level was higher in children with thicker triceps skinfolds (P 0.001) and who had been shorter at birth.....