Table 3: Mean age, BMI, and incidence of elevated BP among obese Kuwaiti adolescents, by sex and different adolescence stages.

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

Males11–134833.8 (3.9)124.4 (13.2)76.0 (12.7)92.2 (12.0)25 (52%)
14–163835.2 (4.8)132.7 (12.2) 78.1 (9.3) 96.3 (9.4)23 (61%)
17–194235.1 (4.5)142.9 (12.8)91.8 (12.8) 108.8 (11.6)35 (83%)
All12834.6 (4.4)132.9 (14.8)81.8 (13.7)98.8 (13.2)83 (64%)

Females11–132032.2 (3.4)125.6 (10.8)74.9 (12.4)91.7 (11.5)14 (70%)
14–162935.4 (6.1)125.8 (13.6)* 78.0 (9.9) 93.8 (9.0)18 (62%)
17–193234.3 (5.0)133.4 (15.3)**85.5 (16.0) 101.5 (14.9)*18 (56%)
All8134.2 (5.2)128.8 (14.1)*80.1 (14.1)96.3 (12.8)50 (60%)

BothTotal20934.47 (4.7)131.6 (14.7)81.3 (13.8)97.9 (13.1) 133 (63%)

BMI: body mass index; BP: blood pressure; MAP: mean arterial blood pressure.
Values are means (SD).
Elevated BP: defined as systolic and/or diastolic pressures >95th percentile for age.
Difference between male and female; *significance at ; **significance at .