CORRELATION OF BODY MEASUREMENTS AND EXERCISE WITH BLOOD PRESSURE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS IN LAHORE

Body Measurements and Exercise

  • Iram Manzoor Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore Pakistan
  • Aneeqa Mumtaz Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore Pakistan
  • Iqra Mushtaq Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore Pakistan
Keywords: Blood pressure, Body mass index, Exercise, Weight

Abstract

Objective: To find out correlation of body measurements and exercise with blood pressure among medical students in Lahore, Pakistan.

Study Design: Correlational study.

Place and Duration of Study: Akhtar Saeed Medical and Dental College, Lahore, from May to Jul 2018.

Methodology: A sample of 332 students was recruited through simple random sampling technique. Resting blood pressure in sitting position along with body mass index of respondents were taken after informed consent.

Results: Mean age of respondents was 21.06 ± 1.53 years. Mean sitting systolic blood pressure was 117.5 ± 8.24mm Hg, Mean sitting diastolic blood pressure was 77.9 ± 7.05mm Hg. Significant association was found between weight and both Systolic (r=1, p≤0.00) and Diastolic (r=0.01, p=0.05) blood pressure. Height was negatively correlated with systolic blood pressure (r=-0.004) and diastolic blood pressure (r=-0.07). Body mass index was also significantly associated with systolic blood pressure (r=1, p≤0.00) and diastolic blood pressures (r=0.14, p=0.00). Significant association is found between systolic blood pressure and exercise with number of days (r=-0.15, p=0.05) and diastolic blood pressure (r=-0.11, p=0.00) and duration of exercise with systolic blood pressure (r=-0.13, p=0.01) and diastolic blood pressure (r=-0.16, p=0.04).

Conclusion: Weight and Body mass index are positively correlated with systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
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Published
2021-10-31
How to Cite
Manzoor, I., Mumtaz, A., & Mushtaq, I. (2021). CORRELATION OF BODY MEASUREMENTS AND EXERCISE WITH BLOOD PRESSURE AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS IN LAHORE. PAFMJ, 71(5), 1889-92. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i5.6089
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