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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of children and adolescents of normal weight aged 3 to 17 years in Lubumbashi, DRC

From: Oscillometric blood pressure by age and height for non overweight children and adolescents in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

  Age, year
3–6 7–10 11–13 14–17
n, included (% 3373 boys, 3510 girls)
 Boys 480 (14.2) 1161 (34.4) 995 (29.5) 737 (21.9)
 Girls 393 (11.2) 1133 (32.3) 1014 (28.9) 970 (27.6)
Weight, mean (SD), kg
 Boys 18.7 (3.1) 29.7 (4.8) 35.9 (6.5) 50.9 (8.8)
 Girls 18.6 (3.5) 27.1 (5.5) 39.0 (7.5) 50.4 (6.5)
Height, median (SD), cm
 Boys 111.1 (8.8) 130.5 (9.0) 142.3 (9.4) 162.3 (10.2)
 Girls 111.3 (10.2) 131.2 (9.9) 148.0 (9.6) 159.0 (7.4)
IMC, mean (SD) kg / m2
 Boys 15.1 (1.2) 15.6 (1.4) 16.9 (1.7) 19.2 (2.1)
 Girls 14.9 (1.1) 15.6 (1.5) 17.7 (2.1) 19.9 (2.1)
First SBP, mean (SD), mmHg
 Boys 101.7 (11.0) 104.6 (10.6) 109.2 (10.3) 118.0 (12.4)
 Girls 102.0 (11.1) 106.7 (10.7) 112.6 (11.9) 116.9 (11.3)
Second SBP, mean (SD), mmHg
 Boys 100.7 (11.0) 103.4 (10.7) 107.7 (10.5) 116.7 (12.3)
 Girls 100.3 (10.6) 105.5 (10.7) 111.2 (11.1) 115.5 (10.8)
Third SBP, mean (SD), mmHg
 Boys 99.7 (10.9) 102.4 (10.0) 106.8 (9.9) 115.3 (11.9)
 Girls 99.4 (10.3) 104.1 (10.2) 110.1 (10.8) 114.1 (10.6)
Mean of first and second SBP, mean (SD), mmHg
 Boys 101.2 (10.4) 104.0 (9.9) 108.5 (9.7) 117.4 (11.7)
 Girls 101.2 (10.2) 106.1 (10.1) 111.9 (10.8) 116.2 (10.5)
Mean of second and third SBP, mean (SD), mmHg
 Boys 100.2 (10.4) 102.9 (9.8) 107.2 (9.7) 116.0 (11.6)
 Girls 99.8 (9.8) 104.8 (10.0) 110.6 (10.4) 114.8 (10.2)
First DBP, mean (SD), mmHg
 Boys 62.8 (9.6) 65.1 (9.1) 67.1 (7.9) 69.4 (9.0)
 Girls 63.5 (9.5) 66.2 (9.2) 68.2 (8.8) 70.5 (8.5)
Second SBP, mean (SD), mmHg
 Boys 61.8 (8.5) 63.4 (9.0) 65.4 (8.4) 67.5 (8.8)
 Girls 61.9 (9.6) 65.0 (8.7) 66.4 (8.7) 68.1 (8.5)
Third DBP, mean (SD), mmHg
 Boys 61.0 (8.9) 62.2 (8.9) 64.2 (8.1) 67.0 (9.2)
 Girls 60.9 (8.8) 63.7 (8.9) 65.2 (9.0) 67.0 (8.5)
Mean of first and second DBP, mean (SD), mmHg
 Boys 62.3 (8.0) 64.3 (8.0) 66.3 (7.2) 68.4 (7.9)
 Girls 62.7 (8.5) 65.8 (7.8) 67.3 (7.7) 69.3 (7.6)
Mean of second and third DBP, mean (SD), mmHg
 Boys 61.4 (7.7) 62.8 (7.9) 64.8 (7.4) 67.3 (8.1)
 Girls 61.4 (8.1) 64.3 (7.8) 65.8 (7.9) 67.6 (7.6)
  1. SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure