Table 4

Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure by urban/rural school children

RuralUrbanP value
MeanSDMeanSD
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg
 Hypertension132.383.47134.326.180.029
 Prehypertension121.352.44122.593.350.018
 Normal105.4811.59110.4310.15<0.0001
Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg
 Hypertension77.958.0378.1110.890.924
 Prehypertension76.387.3076.256.290.912
 Normal66.229.0170.076.92<0.0001
  • p-value<0.05 considered as statistically significant.