Table 3

Prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension among rural/urban school children

Rural school children (n=1110)Urban school children (n=849)
NormalPrehypertensionHypertensionP valueNormalPrehypertensionHypertensionP value
n%n%n%n%n%n%
Overall98488.6635.7635.771083.6688718.4
Age
 1117091.9115.942.2<0.0018178.698.71312.60.19
 1217693.642.184.316583.32110.6126.1
 1319789.583.6156.817480.9167.42511.6
 1419482.62912.3125.111886.885.9107.4
 1514184.484.81810.87484.11011.444.5
 167490.222.467.39689.743.776.5
 173297130021000000
Sex
 Female44888305.9316.10.8241085.2316.4408.30.15
 Male53689.2335.5325.330081.53710.1318.4
BMI
 Underweight3093.826.300<0.0019495.944.100<0.001
 Normal53588.1426.9304.981589.6505.5454.9
 Overweight8775.71714.8119.65677.868.31013.9
 Obese5861.177.43031.61963.3310826.7
Dietary pattern
 Vegetarian58587.8446.6375.60.2330783.2308.1328.70.680
 Eggetarian10592.954.432.77589.344.856
 Mixed29488.8144.2236.932882.8348.6348.6
Added salt in food
 No42993.7194.1102.2<0.00129894.3123.861.9<0.001
 Yes55585.1446.7538.141277.35610.56512.2
Junk food
 No19686.7188125.30.254586.559.623.80.480
 Yes78889.1455.1515.866583.4637.9698.7
  • BMI, body mass index.