Variation of Systolic Blood Pressure in Relation to Biological Variables and Risk Factors
Background; To evaluate the effect of various risk
factors on systolic blood pressure.
Methods: In this descriptive study 750 participants
with no history of clinical hypertension were
recruited. Data was collected by direct face to face
interview using standard proforma. Blood pressure
was measured of all study subjects using mercury
sphygmomanometer. BMI was calculated. Data was
analyzed by SPSS version 22.
Results:Significant p value (< 0.05) was obtained
for male gender, poor socioeconomic status, obesity
and smoking when compared between
hypertensives and normotensives.
Conclusion: Male gender, poor socioeconomic
status, smoking and obesity significantly increase
the risk of development of hypertension.