Variation of Systolic Blood Pressure in Relation to Biological Variables and Risk Factors

  • Maha Kaif Department of Community Medicine,Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College,Sialkot;
  • Syed Arshad Ali Sabir Department of Community Medicine Rawalpindi Medical University,Rawalpindi
  • Sidra Hamid Department of Physiology, Rawalpindi Medical University, Rawalpindi
Keywords: Systolic blood pressure, Obesity, Hypertension, Socioeconomic status

Abstract

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.

Published
2019-05-02
How to Cite
Kaif, M., Ali Sabir, S., & Hamid, S. (2019). Variation of Systolic Blood Pressure in Relation to Biological Variables and Risk Factors. Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College, 23(2), 105-108. Retrieved from http://journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/1108
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