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Table 2 Spearman's correlation coefficients of blood pressure and pulse, with age, height, weight, BMI and diet

From: Seaweed intake and blood pressure levels in healthy pre-school Japanese children

  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*
  1. SBP, systolic blood pressure; DBP, diastolic blood pressure
  2. aEach intake was controlled for total energy intake by the nutrient density method.
  3. *P < 0.1. **P < 0.05. ***P < 0.01