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About the article
Published Online: 2019-03-16
Consent for publication: Not applicable.
Competing interests: None to declare
Funding: The research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Authors’ contributions: OA conceptualized the study, conducted the data analyses and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. AL, OO and TA supervised the data extraction, collation, and cleaning. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Availability of data and materials: The datasets generated and analyzed during the current study will be available upon reasonable request from the researchgate repository (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Olumide_Abiodun).
Implications and contributions: New clinical guidelines suggest that the burden of hypertension among adolescents and the future risk of cardiovascular diseases are higher than earlier thought. Obesity is a significant risk factor among Nigerian adolescents.
Affirmation: We affirm that we have recognized everyone who made significant contributions to the work.