• Assessment
    Is there a correlation between children's sodium intake and the incidence of hypertension?
    • Conclusion

      One negative-quality cohort study in 90 Asian Indian children, two to 18 years of age, studied the association between sodium intake and the incidence of hypertension (HTN). Children with a parent or grandparent with essential HTN had a 30% greater incidence of HTN and significantly higher sodium intake than those in the control group without hypertensive family members. More research in this area is needed.

    • Grade: III
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
      • High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
      • Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
      • Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
      • Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
      • Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.