Table 1

Children’s blood pressure, pulse rate, age, birth and anthropometric data

Boys mean (SD) [n]Girls mean (SD) [n]Total mean (SD) [n]
Age (years)6.50 (0.62) [318]6.40 (0.63) [318]6.45 (0.63) [636]
Birthweight (g)3065.29 (534.35) [288]2985.29 (479.95) [295]3024.81 (508.69) [583]
Birth length (cm)49.09 (2.46) [1.31]48.40 (2.77) [142]48.73 (2.45) [273]
OFC (cm)35.09 (1.87) [133]34.56 (1.88) [144]34.82 (1.89) [277]
Weight (kg)20.41 (2.48) [384]19.69 (2.86) [372]20.06 (2.69) [756]
Height (cm)115.94 (5.97) [383]115.02 (5.63) [372]115.49 (5.82) [755]
Head circumference (cm)52.59 (1.44) [379]51.51 (1.54) [371]52.06 (1.58) [750]
BMI (wt/ht2)15.21 (1.50) [382]14.83 (1.64) [372]15.02 (1.58) [754]
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)108.27 (9.08) [386]108.39 (9.62) [370]108.33 (9.34) [756]
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)61.57 (8.75) [386]62.74 (9.08) [369]62.14 (8.93) [755]
Pulse*(bpm)87.63 (12.41) [386]92.95 (12.73) [370]90.24 (12.84) [756]
  • t * = 5.824, p<0.001 between boys and girls.

  • OFC: occipito-frontal circumference; BMI: body mass index; SD: standard deviation.