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Relationship between Body Mass Index and Cholesterol Levels Total Employees of PT KAI Divre IV Tanjung Karang, Indonesia

Sumarsih, Sutanto Priyo Hastono

Abstract: Cholesterol from animals that humans eat is useful for building cells, and forming various hormones. Cholesterol in foods that are eaten increases cholesterol levels in the blood. Normal blood total cholesterol levels 240 mg. Excess body fat or obesity is measured by anthropometry examination of Body Mass Index (BMI), calculated from body weight in kilograms size divided by height square in the form of meters values 18-25 ideal, values> 25 excess body weight ? 30 obesity. The research objective was to determine the relationship of body mass index with total cholesterol levels in employees of PT KAI Divre IV Tanjung Karang in 2018. This study was a cross-sectional study using secondary health examination PT KAI Divre IV. Population is 2143 people, sample size 722 is calculated based on different two proportions. Dependent variable: total cholesterol level. Independent variables: BMI, gender and age. Results of analysis 1). There was a significant relationship between BMI and total cholesterol levels, the value of p = 0,0001, OR = 1,870, this was possible because of unhealthy eating patterns (more like eating fatty foods and eating with high carbohydrates) and unhealthy lifestyles smoking (most employees are male who have the potential to become smokers) and lack regular physical activity 2). There is no relationship between sex with an increase in total cholesterol levels with a value of p = l. it is possible because in this study most of them were male sex so that the sample of female sex was not representative. 3). There is a significant relationship between age and increase in total cholesterol levels with a value of p = 0.004 (p

Keywords: BMI; total cholesterol

Country: Indonesia, Subject Area: Nutrition Science

Pages: 680 - 683

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Sumarsih, Sutanto Priyo Hastono, "Relationship between Body Mass Index and Cholesterol Levels Total Employees of PT KAI Divre IV Tanjung Karang, Indonesia", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i7/show_abstract.php?id=ART20199548, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 680 - 683

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