Control-patients (N=15) Obese –normotensive patients (N=20) Obese hypertensive patients (N=20)
Age( years) 14.5 ± 1.45 14.6 ± 1.3 14.8 ± 1.4
Diastolic BP(mmHg) 80 81.25 ± 2.75 86 ± 3.2*b
Systolic BP(mmHg) 120 120.75 ± 5 143.3 ± 8.7 #a
BMI 21.2 ± 1.2 32.5 ± 0.7 #a 33.3 ± 0.74 #a
Values are means ± SD for control healthy, obese normotensive and hypertensive patients groups (I and II). Values are statistically significant at aP<0.01, Values are statistically significant at bP<0.05. Values (*) is significantly different from control group; (#) significantly different from normotensive obese patients using one way ANOVA (SPSS program).
Table 1: Participant Characteristics.