RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY MASS INDEX AND BLOOD PRESSURE LEVEL AMONG VISITORS OF SHAR TEACHING HOSPITAL IN SULAYMANIYAH CITY

Authors

  • Kalthum M. Gharib College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Sanaa O. Karim College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Maysam H. Majeed College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Lanya S. Hama Ali College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Sazyar F. Ahmad College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Shokhan M. Omer College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17656/jsmc.10442

Keywords:

Blood Pressure (BP), Body Mass Index (BMI)

Abstract

Background
Obesity and Hypertension are major public health problems of global significance. The Framingham Study, a population-based study initiated in the United States, demonstrated that men and women had increased blood pressure with increased overweight.


Objective
To determine the relationship between body mass index and blood pressure level in Sulaimani city.


Patients and Methods
This is a descriptive-analytic quantitative study conducted in Sulaimani city for those who visited Shar Hospital from December 2021 to March 2022. Three hundred people were recruited (150 cases, 150 control). The sociodemographic characteristics and information regarding (the BP) and (BMI) of each person were collected. The data was collected by using a predesigned questionnaire by direct interview.


Results
The mean age of the participants was 50.2±18.3 years. (53.7%) were female (46.3%) were male. Most of them were married (85.7%), illiterate (30%), Occupation as a housewife (41%), and urban residents (77.7%). Sixteen. Seven percent had HTN for 1-5 years (50.3%) and had a family history of HTN, most of them from their mother (16%), non-diabetic (72.7%), non-smoker (73%), and non-alcoholic (96.7).


Conclusions
According to the result of the study, there was a significant relationship between BP (systolic and diastolic) and BMI.

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Published

2023-12-21

How to Cite

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Gharib K, Karim S, Majeed M, Ali L, Ahmad S, Omer S. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY MASS INDEX AND BLOOD PRESSURE LEVEL AMONG VISITORS OF SHAR TEACHING HOSPITAL IN SULAYMANIYAH CITY. JSMC [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 21 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];13(4):7. Available from: https://jsmc.univsul.edu.iq/index.php/jsmc/article/view/jsmc-10442

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