Correlation Between Body Mass Index (Bmi) And Blood Pressure

Dr. Faizan Majeed, Dr Sumaira Jabeen, Dr. Muhammad Aamir
2018 Zenodo  
Obesity and hypertension are long thought to be related. Correlation between Body Mass Index (BMI) and Hypertension has been consistently observed, but remain poorly understood. It is inferred that BMI is strong indicator of obesity and increased BMI is a prognostic factor for hypertension. One unresolved question is whether there is a correlation present between them or not. Objective: To study correlation between BMI and Hypertension. Research Methods: This hospital based descriptive and
more » ... -sectional study was conducted in medical OPD of District Headquarter Hospital, Gujranwala from 1st June to 30th June, 2014. A total number of 50 patients between ages of 25 to 55 were investigated through preformed structured questionnaire. Results: Among 50 investigated patients, 27 (54%) were found to have hypertension and among these 21(77.77%) were overweight and 6 (22.22%) had normal BMI. Conclusion: Patients with increased BMI or overweight had significantly more frequent hypertension. Keywords: Obesity, Hypertension, Body Mass Index, BMI, Correlation
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1283781 fatcat:5gadlgcr3jb6vk7crlg5kjefny