International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Pediatrics and Child Health | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

Blood Pressure Indices in Children with Sickle Cell Disease attending Tertiary Care Centre in Assam

Dr. Asha Arumugam | Dr. Pritikar Dowerah [2] | Alaka Das [5] | Dr. Bhanusmitha Bhattacharya

Abstract: Background: The commonest hemoglobinopathy is the Sickle cell disease (SCD). Studies stated that children with SCD have lower blood pressure compared to the healthy children without SCD. Aim of the study: The aim of the study is to assess the pattern of blood pressure in children with sickle cell anemia. Methodology: This cross - sectional study was done in the Department of Pediatrics, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh from May 2021 to April 2022. Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria the final sample size was obtained as 60. SPSS 16 software was used for analysis. Numbers and percentages were used to express Categorical variables. Mean and Standard deviation were used to express continuous variables. Pearson correlation was used to find association between two continuous variables. Results: Male preponderance 33 (55%) was observed in the study. The mean age of the study participants was 8.6?2.3 years in males and 8.22?2.5years in females. The mean height and weight was more in males compared to females. The mean body mass index was found to be more in females. The systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure and pulse pressure was found to be more in the female group compared to the males. The difference was found to be statistically significant. Conclusion: Our study concludes that majority of study participants both systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure are less than 50th percentile.

Keywords: Systolic, Diastolic, Mean arterial pressure, Sickle cell disease

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 220 - 225

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