Table 2

Spearman's correlation coefficients of blood pressure and pulse, with age, height, weight, BMI and diet

Boys (n = 223)

Girls (n = 194)



SBP

DBP

pulse

SBP

DBP

pulse


Age

-0.125*

-0.016

-0.318***

-0.062

-0.045

-0.212***

Height

-0.046

-0.021

-0.275***

0.036

0.011

-0.247***

Weight

0.081

0.021

-0.261***

0.142**

0.089

-0.163**

BMI

0.155**

0.033

-0.012

0.187***

0.124*

0.120*

Total energy intake

0.090

0.001

-0.020

0.066

-0.041

-0.045

Salt intakea

0.018

0.005

-0.070

-0.097

-0.013

-0.058

Seaweed intakea

-0.071

-0.112*

-0.031

-0.190***

-0.123*

-0.137*


SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure

aEach intake was controlled for total energy intake by the nutrient density method.

*P < 0.1. **P < 0.05. ***P < 0.01

Wada et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:83   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-83

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