The Risk of Hypertension in Female Adult staff of FUTA using Waist to Hip Ratio & Body Mass Index as markers
This study was conducted to investigate the risk of hypertension in female adult staff of FUTA using Waist to Hip Ratio (WHR) and Body Mass Index (BMI) as indicators. Three hundred female adults were included in this study. With the use of standard anthropometric procedures, their height, weight, waist and hip circumferences was measured to determine the BMI and WHR. Blood pressure was also measured and Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) was determined. Data collected was analysed using SPSS version 23.0 for Pearson correlation. The result showed significant correlation between BMI and SBP, BMI and DBP and BMI and MAP. WHR showed no significant correlation with all the variables compared with it. According to this study, age grouping was not relevant.
Key Words: Hypertension, Body mass index, Waist to hip ratio, Heart.