TABLE 5

Prevalence of Any HBP in This Study and NHANES 1999–2000 for All Participants and for Ethnic and BMI Subgroups

This Study, %aNHANES 1999–2000, %b
All participants23.98.0
Race/ethnicity
    White17.57.5
    Black24.512.7
    Hispanic26.911.3
BMI group
    Normal weight (BMI <85th percentile)14.24.4
    At risk for overweight (BMI ≥85th to <95th percentile)27.16.0
    Overweight (BMI ≥95th percentile)39.125.6
  • “Any HBP” includes either diastolic blood pressure or systolic blood pressure >90th percentile for age, gender, and height.

  • a Eighth-grade participants only.

  • b Participants 12 to 19 years of age.