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eWellness: Diagnosis of hypertension in childhood requires repeated BP measurements
Dr KK Aggarwal,  13 March 2018
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One needs to confirm presence of hypertension based on three blood pressure measurements at separate clinical visits.

Normative BP percentiles are based upon data on gender, age, height, and blood pressure measurements from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and other population–based studies.

In a study published in the journal Pediatrics in 2013, the initial BP measurement was normal (below the 90th percentile), pre–hypertensive (systolic or diasto

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