Table 2: Comparison of BMI and blood pressure parameters between non-obese and obese Kuwaiti adolescents (11–19 years of age).

BMI
(kg/m2)
Systolic BP
(mm Hg)
Diastolic BP
(mm Hg)
MAP
(mm Hg)
Elevated BP
N (%)

Non obese
( )
21.7 (2.23)
(17.0–24.7)
119.9 (13.4)
(102.5–142.0)
77.1 (13.0)
(52.0–115.0)
90.5 (9.8)
(67.7–109)
6 (13%)
Obese
( )
34.5 (4.7)
(30.1–56.4)
131.6 (14.7)
(102.0–179.5)
81.3 (13.8)
(50.0–138.5)
97.9 (13.1)
(72.8–150.5)
133 (63%)
P <0.0001<0.00010.050.001<0.0001

BMI: body mass index; BP: blood pressure; MAP: mean arterial blood pressure.
Values are means (S.D).
Elevated BP: defined as systolic and/or diastolic pressures >95th percentile for age.