Correlation between the blood groups, BMI and pre-hypertension among medical students

Supratik Bhattacharyya, B. Ganaraja, M. Ramesh Bhat

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Objective: The incidence of hypertension is on the rise in all age groups including younger population. The objective of the study is to evaluate the possible relationship between body mass index (BMI) and ABO blood groups and the tendency of developing hypertension (pre-hypertension), in medical students of K. M. C, Mangalore. Methods: Cross-sectional, population-based study. 200 medical students between 18 and 21 years were chosen for the study. Their blood group and BMI were determined and correlated with blood pressure (BP). Results: The results were analyzed by applying ANOVA,and Students' t-test. ANOVA revealed elevated diastolic and systolic blood pressure was positively associated with increasing BMI and B group subjects had elevated BP and it was more in those with higher BMI (P < 0. 001) and negatively associated with the 'blood group A'. Conclusion: This pilot study provides population based data on hypertensive tendency (pre-hypertension) in young medical students Tendency to develop hypertension (pre-hypertension) is strongly associated with increase in BMI and those with blood group B appeared to be more susceptible for pre-hypertension. There may be role for targeted screening of high risk groups, particularly obese. The importance of primordial prevention is also emphasised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chinese Clinical Medicine
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2010

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Prehypertension
Blood Group Antigens
Medical Students
Body Mass Index
Blood Pressure
Hypertension
Analysis of Variance
Population
Primary Prevention
Age Groups
Students
Incidence

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Correlation between the blood groups, BMI and pre-hypertension among medical students. / Bhattacharyya, Supratik; Ganaraja, B.; Ramesh Bhat, M.

In: Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 2, 01.02.2010, p. 78-82.

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