Mother-offspring aggregation in home versus conventional blood pressure in the Tohoku Study of Child Development (TSCD)

Kei Asayama, Jan A. Staessen, Katsuhisa Hayashi, Miki Hosaka, Nozomi Tatsuta, Naoyuki Kurokawa, Michihiro Satoh, Takanao Hashimoto, Takuo Hirose, Taku Obara, Hirohito Metoki, Ryusuke Inoue, Masahiro Kikuya, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Kunihiko Nakai, Yutaka Imai, Hiroshi Satoh*

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Objective Few studies described the home blood pressure (HBP) in young children. Using intrafamilial correlations of blood pressure as research focus, we assessed the feasibility of HBP monitoring in this age group. Methods We enrolled 382 mothers (mean age 38.8 years) and singletons (7.0 years) in the Tohoku Study of Child Development. We measured their conventional blood pressure (CBP; single reading) at an examination centre. Participants monitored HBP in the morning. We used the OMRON HEM-7080IC for CBP and HBP measurement. In a separate group of 84 children (mean age 7.7 years), we compared blood pressure readings obtained by the OMRON monitor and the Dinamap Pro 100, a device approved by FDA for use in children. We used correlation coefficients as measure of intrafamilial aggregation, while accounting for the mothers' age, body mass index, heart rate and smoking and drinking habits and the children's age, height, and heart rate. Results Mother-offspring correlations were closer (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-456
JournalActa Cardiologica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


  • Home blood pressure
  • intrafamilial aggregation
  • Korotkoff method
  • self-measurement
  • TSCD
  • young children

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