Body Mass Index and Its Relation to Blood Pressure in Preclinical Students of the Faculty of Dentistry, Padjadjaran University
- Vella Atika, Rosiliwati Wihardja, Kartika Indah Sari
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Available Online May 2018.
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- body mass index, blood pressure
- Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure have become the subjects of epide-miological studies. Both BMI and blood pressure have a parallel relationship. Usually, as BMI increases, both systolic and diastolic blood pressures increase. The purpose of this research is to discover the relationship between BMI and blood pressure of preclinical students of the Faculty of Dentistry, Padjadjaran University. This investigation is an analytical study with a correlational approach. Total sampling yielded a population of 156 students. The research was carried out by recording students’ weight, height, and blood pressure. Data analysis was per-formed using Pearson correlation analysis. Results showed that 15.38% of stu-dents were underweight, 53.85% were normal, 14.74% were overweight, 13.46% were class I obese, and 2.56% were class II obese. As for their systolic blood pres-sure, 9.62% were hypotensive, 85.26% were normal, and 5.13% were prehyper-tensive. Finally, the results of the students’ diastolic blood pressures showed that 7.69% were hypotensive, 73.72% were normal, 16.03% were prehypertensive, and 2.56% were stage I hypertensive. It is concluded that there is a very weak correla-tion between BMI (Body Mass Index) and blood pressure of preclinical students of the Faculty of Dentistry, Padjadjaran University.
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TY - CONF AU - Vella Atika AU - Rosiliwati Wihardja AU - Kartika Indah Sari PY - 2018/05 DA - 2018/05 TI - Body Mass Index and Its Relation to Blood Pressure in Preclinical Students of the Faculty of Dentistry, Padjadjaran University BT - 11th International Dentistry Scientific Meeting (IDSM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.32 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.32 ID - Atika2018/05 ER -