Table 2.

Twenty-four hour ambulatory blood pressure and clinic blood pressure characteristics of children on the day of study

BP Characteristics24-Hour Ambulatory BPClinic BP
No LVHLVHPNo LVHLVHP
SBP (mmHg)110 ± 11.7117 ± 10.90.02107 ± 10112 ± 8.80.05
DBP (mmHg)66 ± 7.771 ± 10.50.0563 ± 12.667 ± 11.50.25
Pulse pressure (mmHg)45 ± 8.145 ± 7.30.8144 ± 9.245 ± 11.20.71
MAP (mmHg)82 ± 8.688 ± 9.60.0378 ± 1182 ± 9.30.14
SBP (z-score)−0.32 ± 1.430.90 ± 1.580.0070.03 ± 0.950.67 ± 0.700.01
DBP (z-score)−0.18 ± 1.490.80 ± 2.160.070.07 ± 1.100.47 ± 0.910.18
MAP (z-score)0.22 ± 1.431.36 ± 1.910.02
  • Data shown as mean ± SD unless stated otherwise. LVH was defined using age-specific reference intervals for normal children (19).