Proceedings of the 11th International Dentistry Scientific Meeting (IDSM 2017)

Body Mass Index and Its Relation to Blood Pressure in Preclinical Students of the Faculty of Dentistry, Padjadjaran University

Authors
Vella Atika, Rosiliwati Wihardja, Kartika Indah Sari
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Available Online May 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.32How to use a DOI?
Keywords
body mass index, blood pressure
Abstract
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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Proceedings
11th International Dentistry Scientific Meeting (IDSM 2017)
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Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
May 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-513-9
ISSN
2468-5739
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https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.32How to use a DOI?
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