International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiology | Saudi Arabia | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10

Correlation of Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index among Healthy Students in Alrayan Colleges - AL Madinah AL Munawarah - KSA

Samia Saeed Alawad [2] | Huda Abdullah Eltahir | Intisar Abdel Rahman Ahmed | Eman Ahmed Almaky

Abstract: The blood pressure may increase when body weight increases. This hypnosis is well established in many researches around the world. The aim of this study is to evaluate the correlation between the body mass index and blood pressure levels among healthy Saudi students in Saudi Arabia. This is a cross - sectional study was conducted during July - September 2023 in Madinah - Saudi Arabia stated on a sample size of 100 students males/females of ages between 18 - 30 years and who were not known to be hypertensive. All the participants were assessed by a questionnaire covering age, gender, physical activity, and smoking history. Blood pressure was measured using the digital sphygmomanometer. Weight and height were measured using the standard scales. BMI was calculated according to the formula Weight (kg) / [height (m)] 2. Correlations between the variables were estimated and p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results There is a significant positive relationship between the BMI and the blood pressure (p = 0.01), the statistical analysis also showed that there is no significant positive relationship between the BMI and the smoking and physical activity. Prevalence of overweight was 16% and obesity was 8%. Conclusion: There is a significant relationship between BMI and blood pressure, confirming previous researches. However, no significant associations were observed between BMI and history of blood pressure abnormalities, smoking, and physical activity.

Keywords: Obesity, Hypertension, overweight, cross sectional

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 1431 - 1434

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