Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine (Jan 2015)

The Prevalence of Arterial Hypertension among Students of West Pomeranian Voivodeship

  • Danuta Umiastowska,
  • Hanna Żółtowska

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 11


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The research was carried out as part of the research project N N 404 260335 “The lifestyle of children and adolescents and their level of athleticism, fitness and somatic development” during Crampton test in 2633 students of elementary, secondary and high schools in West Pomeranian Voivodeship. 214 subjects, that is 8.1% of the whole group, were qualified for the group with the hypertension. The arterial hypertension was reported in 7.9% of girls and 8.4% of boys. The statistically significant dependencies between the prevalence of arterial hypertension and the size of metropolitan area where the children and adolescents live, as well as their sex were observed.