International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part B (2017)
Association of body mass index with patients of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Om Prakash Verma and Lalit Kumar Mishra
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an important health problem across the globe. A U-shaped relationship of body mass index (BMI) was reported with dyspnea in men and with symptomatic airway hyper-responsiveness.
Aim: The current study was planned to assess the association between body mass index and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Materials and methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Chest Medicine of medical institution. For the study population, we selected 60 patients reporting to outpatient department. Detailed history regarding age, sex, smoking status, duration of disease and severity of symptoms were obtained from each patient. A complete thorough examination of the respiratory system of all the patients was done. The comparison of mean BMI of patients in different staging was done and analyzed statistically.
Results: A total of 60 patients participated in the study. The mean age of the patients in the study population was 54.26+2.32 years ranging from 40-80 years. The maximum number of patients was seen in the age-group 50-59 years with frequency of 22 patients. The severity of disease increases with increasing age and these results are statistically significant. Also, as the severity of the disease increases, the BMI of the patients decreases.
How to cite this article:
Om Prakash Verma, Lalit Kumar Mishra. Association of body mass index with patients of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(8):73-76.