Anthropometric Correlation with Blood Glucose Level in Community Health Center Tuntungan, in Medan City
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- obesity, body mass index, waist circumference, waist-hip ratio, blood glucose levels
Obesity, an excessive accumulation of fat in the body tissues, can occur throughout the body or in a certain part of the body, such as in the abdominal area known as central/abdominal obesity. Fat distribution in the body can be measured by using anthropometry conducted by measuring Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist Circumference (WC), and Waist-Hip Circumference Ratio (WHCR) to define the central obesity. Central obesity, has an effect on Blood Glucose Level (BGL) and becomes a risk factor for the onset of Type 2 diabetes. The objective of this study was to analyse the relationship between anthropometric and BGL of the community living in around Tuntungan community Health Center, in Medan City. The consecutive sampling was applied to determined 70 people who meet the criteria, and the data collected were analysed using Spearman Correlation. The results showed that the nutritional status majority (50%) is obese. Meanwhile, the WC measurement suggested that the majority has central obesity (78.6%), and WHCR measurement showed that the majority has central obesity (72.9%). The average BGL value of was 98 mg/dL. The Spearman Correlation resulted that there is no correlation between BMI with BGL (p> 0.05), there is a positive correlation between WC and BGL (p<0.05), and there is a positive correlation between WHCR and BGL (p<0.05; PR = 20.19) at community health centers in the region of Tuntungan in Medan city. The study can be concluded that there is a positive correlation between WC and WHCR and BGL.
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TY - CONF AU - Rina Amelia PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Anthropometric Correlation with Blood Glucose Level in Community Health Center Tuntungan, in Medan City BT - Proceedings of the 1st Public Health International Conference (PHICo 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 370 EP - 375 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/phico-16.2017.71 DO - 10.2991/phico-16.2017.71 ID - Amelia2016/12 ER -