TABLE 4

Results of Logistic Model in Predicting Adulthood Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome

ParameterMaleFemale
EstimateErrorPEstimateErrorP
Hypertension
    5–7 y
        Intercept−5.112.86.0741−8.383.34.0121
        a0.670.24.00520.750.35.0325
        b−0.110.18.5288−0.130.18.4586
        c0.180.04<.00010.250.05<.0001
    8–12 y
        Intercept−10.341.99<.0001−10.132.09<.0001
        a0.630.22.00460.500.24.0409
        b0.060.08.4666−0.040.09.6103
        c0.240.04<.00010.260.04<.0001
    13–18 y
        Intercept−12.342.02<.0001−11.172.15<.0001
        a0.050.19.77750.670.31.0282
        b0.190.07.00910.010.07.9406
        c0.230.03<.00010.250.03<.0001
    Metabolic syndrome
    5–7 y
        Intercept−5.152.83.069−7.473.29.0229
        a0.230.23.3340.570.29.0507
        b−0.020.17.8929−0.060.17.7077
        c0.130.03<.00010.200.04<.0001
    8–12 y
        Intercept−7.691.69<.0001−10.191.99<.0001
        a0.470.21.02570.400.22.0654
        b0.080.08.33950.000.08.9798
        c0.140.03<.00010.250.04<.0001
    13–18 y
        Intercept−11.851.85<.0001−11.691.88<.0001
        a0.100.20.610.210.23.3565
        b0.280.08.00020.110.06.082
        c0.140.02<.00010.230.03<.0001
  • The model equations were as follows: ln odds of adulthood hypertension = intercept + a(yes = 1, no = 0 childhood blood pressure exceeds criterion values) + b(childhood BMI) + c(age when adulthood hypertension first diagnosed) and ln odds of metabolic syndrome = intercept + a(yes = 1, no = 0 chilhood blood pressure exceeds criterion values) + b(childhood BMI) + c(age when metabolic syndrome first diagnosed).