The Correlation between Blood Pressure and BMI in Students of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences in 2013-14
Background: Hypertension is one of the most common disorders and is a major public health problem that causes 20% to 50% of world mortality. On the other hand, obesity is also a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and has a major share in health costs. Therefore, the relationship between body mass index and blood pressure has been considered. By this study, in general, about these indicators in the age group of under 30 years, useful information can be found. Methods: In order to collect information, a questionnaire was prepared and a random sampling was completed for a number of students from Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences. The data were analyzed using spss version 22. Results: By analyzing the results, it was found that systolic and diastolic blood pressures of both hands had a direct and significant relationship with age, so that by increasing the age, there is an increasing in hypertension (p≤0.001). Systolic blood pressure also showed a significant relationship with gender, and it was found that in men it is more than women. Finally, in examining the relationship between BMI and blood pressure, the results show that there is a positive and significant relationship between these two parameters, so that the increase in BMI also increases the systolic and diastolic blood pressure (p = 0.0001). Conclusion: Blood pressure in students has a direct and significant correlation with age, sex, and body mass index.
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