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Table 3 Descriptive Statistics of Respondents’ Blood Pressures by Age and Location

From: In-school adolescents’ weight status and blood pressure profile in South-western Nigeria: urban-rural comparison

Age Location Mean Systolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) ± Std Deviation Mean Diastolic Blood Pressure (mmHg) ± Std Deviation
Urban(%) Rural(%) Urban Rural Urban Rural
10 39(7.8) 27(5.4) 94.5 ± 13.80 93.4 ± 8.80 60.8 ± 11.21 59.0 ± 7.87
11 53(10.6) 38(7.6) 96.4 ± 13.25 95.5 ± 11.58 61.4 ± 9.67 61.1 ± 9.05
12 54(10.8) 77(15.4) 100.6 ± 14.42 98.1 ± 11.64 54.7 ± 94.94 62.6 ± 9.04
13 84(16.8) 83(16.6) 105.0 ± 14.39 99.1 ± 10.99 66.8 ± 10.43 64.1 ± 7.86
14 98(19.6) 81(16.2) 108.4 ± 13.15 103.4 ± 12.00 70.3 ± 8.70 65.1 ± 9.10
15 72(14.4) 94(18.8) 105.0 ± 13.14 104.3 ± 12.36 68.6 ± 9.58 66.2 ± 9.43
16 63(12.6) 52(10.4) 109.6 ± 15.54 106.8 ± 12.29 70.0 ± 10.32 68.2 ± 8.97
17 24(4.8) 26(5.2) 104.5 ± 15.50 108.0 ± 11.87 64.2 ± 11.45 70.5 ± 8.73
18 11(2.2) 18(3.6) 105.4 ± 15.73 109.4 ± 11.10 67.3 ± 11.04 73.2 ± 7.58
19 2(0.4) 4(0.8) 110.0 ± 0.00 110.5 ± 13.20 75.0 ± 7.07 70.0 ± 14.14
Total 500(100.0) 500(100.0) 104.1 ± 14.71 101.7 ± 12.36 66.8 ± 10.43 65.1 ± 9.30
  1. For the blood pressure measurements, total here refers to the mean score of all the score for the various ages