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Farshidi H, Zare S, Bushehri E. Association between blood pressure changes and obesity in over-18. hmj. 2006; 10 (2) :111-118
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-257-en.html

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Introduction: Overweight and obesity are risk factors for developing many diseases such as hypertension. Furthermore, obesity indicators such as abdominal height, waist circumference and hip circumference can independently and sometimes more severely lead to blood pressure changes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between blood pressure changes and anthropometric indices in over-18 residents of Bandar Abbas.
Methods: The survey is a population- based cross sectional study in which one percent (2087 subjects were) population of Bandar Abbas residents were included by multi-phase random sampling. Anotrophometric, demographic and blood pressure data was gathered by door-to-door visit in 2 morning and afternoon shifts via interviewing and measurement. Data were analyzed by S-plus and SPSS softwares and statistical methods including cumulative distribution, one-way analysis of variance, t distribution and Pearson correlation tests.
Results: 67% of total sample size were women and 32.7% were men. The frequency of women and men with normal body mass index (BMI) were 599 (42.8%) and 358 (52.5%) respectively. The starting point of meaningful and crescendo changes in blood pressure was in higher levels of overweight (BMI>29.9).
Conclusion: Age-controlled anthropometric indices has positive and meaningful correlation with blood pressure changes in both sexes. Men were more vulnerable than women considering BMI changes and its relationship with blood pressure. It is generally recommended to consider weight control and body fitness for hypertension prevention in both sexes.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/22

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