Volume : VII, Issue : XII, December - 2018

Anthropometric Analysis of Subjects of Hypertension in Sub-Himalayan Region

Inderamohan Bisht, Suman Yadav, Vishal Kalia, Sandeep Kumar Goyal

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Introduction: In India, Hypertension (HT) has emerged as a leading risk factor for mortality. The burden of hypertension in India is expected to almost double from 118 million in 2000 to 213.5 million by 2025. Objective: Anthropometric analysis of the Sub-Himalayan population suffering from HT with calculation of the cut-off point to predict HT. Methodology: Cross sectional study was carried out on 63 healthy and 51 hypertensives. Results: The waist circumference (WC), waist to height ratio (WHtR) and body mass index (BMI) cut-off point to predict hypertension was found to be 93.5cm, 0.54 and 24.58kg/m2 in men and 88.5cm, 0.59 and 25.3kg/m2 in females respectively. Conclusion: BMI is considered as the best indicator to predict HT in males with a cut-off point of 24.58kg/m2 and in females, WHtR was found to be the best indicator to predict HT with a cut-off point of 0.59.

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Anthropometric Analysis of Subjects of Hypertension in Sub-Himalayan Region , Inderamohan Bisht, Suman Yadav, Vishal Kalia, Sandeep Kumar Goyal , GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-7| Issue-12 | December-2018


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