Table 3

Comparison of high blood pressure and body mass index in current study with two other recent publications9 10

StudyCurrent studyKropa et al9Stiefel et al10
Years2009–20172009–20122009–2013
SettingCentral New Jersey, suburbanPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, urbanJackson, Mississippi, urban+suburban
Total, N90626787705
Age, mean (years)15.615.515.5
Sex (%)
  Male706969
  Female303131
Race/ethnicity (%)
  Caucasian761632
  African-American47166
  Hispanic751.2
  Asian670.5
Weight classification (%)
  Obese112423
  Overweight192020
  Obese+overweight304443
Blood pressure
 >95th percentile1514.821