Elevated blood pressure in adolescent girls: correlation to body size and composition
The easily obtained and calculated WHtR is the strongest correlate of elevated blood pressure among available variables and is a prime candidate for longitudinal studies of predictors of the development of hypertension.
Devonshire, AL., Hager, ER., Black, M., Diener-West, M., Tilton, N., & Snitker, S. (2016). Elevated blood pressure in adolescent girls: correlation to body size and composition. BMC Public Health, 16, e78. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-2717-6