Hipertensão arterial e sua associação com índices antropométricos em adultos de uma cidade de pequeno porte do interior do Brasil

Flávia Miquetichuc Nogueira Nascente, Paulo César Brandão Veiga Jardim, Maria do Rosário Gondim Peixoto, Estelamaris Tronco Monego, Weimar Kunz Sebba Barroso, Humberto Graner Moreira, Priscila Valverde de Oliveira Vitorino, Luiz Nazário Scala
2009 Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira  
Objective. Estimate the prevalence of Hypertension in adults and its association with the Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist Circumference (WC). MethOds. It is a descriptive, observational, and cross-sectional study, population-based, with simple random sample (≥18 years old). 1,168 individuals were investigated. Standardized questionnaires. Arterial pressure measures (criterion: HA ≥ 140x90mmHg), weight, height and waist circumference were taken. Data were stored (Microsoft Access software) and
more » ... alyzed with the Epi-info, 3.3.2. Results. Dominance of the female sex (63.2%), medium age of 43.2 ± 14.9 years. Prevalence of arterial hypertension of 32.7%, tending to be higher among men (35.8%) than women (30.9%) (p=0.084). Positive association (p<0.001) of hypertension with age, BMI, and WC. Overweight prevalence of 33.7% and obesity of 16.0%. Overweight was higher in men, and obesity in women. Prevalence of enlarged and very enlarged WC in 51.9% of the population studied, 28.6% among men, and 65.5% among women. cOnclusiOn. A high prevalence of hypertension and a big number of individuals with BMI and WC over ideal values were found. hypeRtensiOn and its assOciatiOn with anthROpOMetRic indexes in adults Of a sMall tOwn in bRazil's cOuntRyside flávia Miquetichuc nOgueiRa nascente 1* ,paulO césaR bRandãO veiga jaRdiM 2 , MaRia dO ROsáRiO gOndiM peixOtO 3 ,estelaMaRis tROncO MOnegO 4 , weiMaR Kunz sebba baRROsO 5 , huMbeRtO gRaneR MOReiRa 6 ,pRiscila valveRde de OliveiRa vitORinO 7 , luiz nazáRiO scala 8
doi:10.1590/s0104-42302009000600017 pmid:20191227 fatcat:dzldclzt7jcm5kgy5syaka6m5y