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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 177-180

The correlation of anthropometric measurement with blood pressure as an indicator of cardiovascular risk among urban college going girls in northern india


1 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Ambedkar nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Ambedkar nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Md Amirul Hassan
Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Ambedkar nagar, Uttar Pradesh
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Purpose of study: - To know the utility of anthropometric measurement and blood pressure in prediction of risk for cardiovascular diseases and to observe if any particular level of waist hip ratio, Body mass index and blood pressure can be helpful. Basic procedures:-A cross-sectional study has been carried out in Allahabad city. This study was undertaken among four hundred girls above the age of seventeen years. A questionnaire was filled after taking a written consent; the data has been compiled and analyzed. Main finding:-Out of 400 girls, 3.3% were having BMI ≥ 25, 40.5% were having ≥ 80 waist hip ratio, 2.25% were having both WHR≥ 80 and BMI ≥ 25. Correlation coefficient of systolic blood pressure with BMI were 0.11, and that of diastolic blood pressure were 0.16, correlation coefficient of systolic blood pressure with waist hip ratio were 0.18 and that of diastolic blood pressure 0.16.Principal Conclusion:- A positive linear correlations were found between BMI, WC,WHR and blood pressure. The inter-relationship of these variables offers us the opportunity to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease.


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