dr Swati Bhardwaj
Pediatric Nephrologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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For defining hypertension child’s blood pressure needs to be compared with reference charts for that age and height centile. The reference charts may be accessed at web site of American Academy of Pediatrics -- CLICK HERE to VIEW

 

A simplified table based on 90th centile BP for 5th percentile height may be used as a screening tool. Abnormal values need to be compared with reference charts.-

 

 

Age in yrs

BP mmHg

Boys

Girls

Systolic

BP

Diastolic BP

Systolic

BP

Diastolic BP

1

98

52

98

54

2

100

55

101

58

3

101

58

102

60

4

102

60

103

62

5

103

63

104

64

6

105

66

105

67

7

106

68

106

68

8

107

69

107

69

9

107

70

108

71

10

108

72

109

72

11

110

74

111

74

12

113

75

114

75

>13

120

80

120

80



Posted On: 28/02/2019

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