Effect of socioeconomic status on the blood pressure in children living in a developing country

Soylu A., Kavukcu S., Turkmen M., Cabuk N., Duman M.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.42, no.1, pp.37-42, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-200x.2000.01168.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-42
  • Keywords: blood pressure, body mass index, childhood, obesity, socioeconomic status, BODY-MASS INDEX, ADOLESCENTS, OVERWEIGHT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Lower socioeconomic status has been reported to favor higher blood pressure both during childhood and adulthood, because obesity is more prevalent among this population. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of socioeconomic status on blood pressure and prevalence of obesity among children living in a developing country.