This study aimed to assess the correlation between blood pressure levels and stress condition in adolescents (14–19 years).Design and Method:
Cross-sectional study on 262 teenager population (115 male, 147 female) in Riau Archipelago, Indonesia without prior history of hypertension, who underwent standardised psychological assessment by trained psychologists for stress resilience (1–9 scale), and the blood pressure were assessed.Results:
Mean Systolic Blood Pressure and mean Diastolic Blood Pressure were 119.5 (SD 18.8) and 75.1 (SD 10.9) mmHg respectively (124.53 (SD 20.6) & 77.12 (SD 11.3) in males, 115.56 (SD 16.4) and 73.52 (SD 10.4) in females). Mean age was 16.62 (SD 1.1). Mean blood pressure (MBP) showed significant correlation with age. From 262 participants, 35 participants (13.3%) had hypertension, 14 participants (5.3%) had obese (RR = 5.12; 95% CI 3.78–6.92). MBP showed significant correlation with stress condition (p < 0.05).Conclusions:
These findings suggest that stress condition may contribute high blood pressure in adolescents.