LBPS 02-56 RELATION BETWEEN OBESITY AND HYPERTENSION IN FEMALE; CASE STUDY OF SETIABUDI COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, SOUTH JAKARTA, INDONESIA

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Abstract

Objective:

The study aims to identify tendency of hypertension in human being.

Design and Method:

The focus of the analysis is age and body mass index in patients at community health center of Setia Budi, South Jakarta. The amount of population in the study is 744 male and female hypertension patients. Data were collected randomly for 20 months in June 2014 until January 2016 from hypertension case at health center.

Results:

The results of this study are found that female patients who suffer hypertension have higher body mass index compared to male patients. Meanwhile, hypertension is not affected by age. This means that people can suffer hypertension even though they are young.

Conclusions:

This study concludes that women should be more careful about their weight because excess body weight has a high potential to cause hypertension in women. As for men, while the weight of the body is not the main factor, another factor related lifestyle may be the trigger factor of hypertension. About this, we have suggested to do the research.

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