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Arch Dis Child. 2007 Jun;92(6):521-3. Epub 2007 Jan 18.

Prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk in Ontario adolescents.

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Environmental Ergonomics Laboratory, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. aflouris@dal.ca

Abstract

We assessed traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in 3293 Canadian adolescents (age: 14.1 (SD 0.6) years; body mass index (BMI): 23.0 (SD 6.3)). Prevalence for obesity, borderline hypertension and hyperlipaemia was 23.7% (95% CI 1.5%), 9.1% (95% CI 1.0%) and 9.7% (95% CI 1.0%), respectively, with increased estimates in children with low cardiorespiratory fitness (p<0.05). Participants demonstrated increased CVD risk, highlighting the necessity of placing adolescents in the forefront of preventive CVD programs.

PMID:
17234656
PMCID:
PMC2066158
DOI:
10.1136/adc.2006.099796
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