Pediatric Primary Hypertension: An Underrecognized Condition

Published: March 30, 2023

doctor checking little girls blood pressure
  • The overall prevalence of hypertension (HTN) during childhood is 2%-5%, with primary HTN being the leading type, especially in adolescence.
  • For HTN during childhood, primordial prevention is the key through a healthier diet, reducing obesity in children and increasing physical activity.
  • This scientific statement calls attention to a growing public health issue in the United States - pediatric hypertension.