Statistical Analysis of Pediatric Task Force Data Base

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2016
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:
To define pediatric sex-specific blood pressure percentiles that were a function of both age and height. Also, to define the precise age at which blood pressure distributions for different racial groups diverged.

Condition or disease
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Hypertension

Detailed Description:


Hypertension is a well-recognized risk factor for cardiovascular disease in adults. Furthermore, many studies have shown that there is tracking among longitudinal pediatric blood pressure determinations. An important unresolved goal in pediatric hypertension research is to define at what level of pediatric blood pressure is a child at increased risk for adult hypertension. When the grant was awarded in February 1991, there had been two NHLBI Task Forces in Blood Pressure Control in Children which had published reports in 1977 and 1987. One of the goals of each task force was to define appropriate percentiles for blood pressure in children. In the Second Task Force Report, results from nine large epidemiologic studies were combined into a data base with more than 70,000 readings from which blood pressure percentiles were derived as a function of age and sex. However, many research workers stated that height is more strongly related to blood pressure than age and have urged that Normative data for pediatric blood pressure be demarcated by height rather than age.


Blood pressure percentiles were constructed that were a function of age, sex, race, and height, thus providing a more comprehensive profile of pediatric blood pressure distributions than any previously published work.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.

Study Type : Observational
Study Start Date : February 1991
Actual Study Completion Date : January 1993

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria Identifier: NCT00005407     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4324
R03HL046212 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 26, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2016
Last Verified: May 2000

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases