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Prevalence and Predictors of High Blood Pressure Among Women of Reproductive Age and Children Aged 10 to 14 Years in Guatemala


Flowchart is stratified by demographic group (women aged 15–49 and children aged 10–14 years). Of 100 selected enumeration areas, 4 declined to participate. From 96 participating enumeration areas, 2,880 households were selected. Of these households, 456 declined to participate, and 2,424 households participated. From these households, 1,989 women aged 15-49 y were selected, and 1,312 children aged 6–14 y were selected. Of the 1,989 women selected, 248 were refusals or incompletes, and 1,741 participated. Then 114 were excluded because they were pregnant (n = 99) or had missing/unknown data on pregnancy status (n = 15), thus leaving 1,627 non-pregnant women aged 15–49 y. Finally, 445 women were excluded because of missing data on blood pressure (n = 118), anthropometry (n = 67), or other covariates (n = 260), leaving 1,182 non-pregnant women aged 15–49 y with complete information. Of the 1,312 children aged 6–14 y selected, 107 were refusals or incompletes, and 1,205 children aged 6–14 y participated; 561 children aged 6–9 y were excluded, leaving 644 children aged 10–14 y. Finally, 84 children were excluded because of implausible anthropometry (n = 4) or missing data on blood pressure (n = 51) or other covariates (n = 29), leaving 560 children aged 10–14 y with complete information.


Inclusion and exclusion criteria for a study on the prevalence and predictors of high blood pressure among children aged 10–14 years and non-pregnant women aged 15–49, Guatemala, 2017.

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