International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 9, Part D (2018)
Prevalence of hypertension and its relationship with obesity in young adults
Dr. Ram Kesav Reddy, Dr. Krishna CRPS
Obesity is defined as excess of Adipose tissue. It has become a major public health problem in developed countries. The purpose of this study is to determine the role of elevated body mass index.in occurrence of hypertension and its relationship with family history of hypertension among young adults in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Materials and Methods: In our stud we selected 806 young adults between 20-25 years and they were classified as overnight and obese based on their BMI (BMI>25Kg/m2 and 30Kg/m2 respectively) after taking of blood pressure Subjects were divided into pre-hypertensives and hypertensives. Results: Prevalence of hypertension is 4.76% prehypertension 26.85% and obesity is 2.2%, overweight is 9.12%. In Males Hypertension is 5.5% Prehypertension is 32.20% In females Pre Hypertension is 8.78% and hypertension is 1.6% prevalence of overweight in hypertensive individuals was 15.06% (P>0.050) when compared in normotensive individuals 6.12% prevalence of obesity in hypertensive individuals 4.12% (P>0.05) when compared with normotensive individuals was 1.21% prevalence of family history of hypertensive in hypertensive individuals was 42.15%. Conclusion: Prevalence of prehypertension is 26.85% and hypertension is 4.76% our results reinforced that overweight and obesity was to be significantly associated with hypertension.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ram Kesav Reddy, Dr. Krishna CRPS. Prevalence of hypertension and its relationship with obesity in young adults. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(9): 267-268.