The effect of life events on blood pressure and body mass index in children
In Conroe, Texas, 492 students ages 5 to 15 participated in a screening examination for cardiovascular risk factor study. Among 492 students, 141 elementary and junior high students participated in the present sub-study to investigate the effect of the number of recent life events on blood pressure and on body mass index. Using the elementary and junior high school Coddington scales, life events occurring in the past 12 months were measured for students ages 9 to 14 years, no significant differences in life events were observed by age and sex. The number of life events was not related to blood pressure but was positively correlated to body mass index in children and adolescents.
Asmar, Lina, "The effect of life events on blood pressure and body mass index in children" (1992). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI9401759.