BMI & FAMILY HISTORY – PREDICTORS OF HYPERTENSION
Background: Hypertension in new era is due to sedentary lifestyle, altered feeding habits, stress & decreased physical activity. Genetic factors have been assumed to be important in genesis of hypertension. BMI is an important factor that leads to development of early hypertension. In present study we will see the correlation of family history of hypertension and BMI in development of early hypertension.
Aims and Objectives: Evaluating the correlation of family history of hypertension and BMI in development of early hypertension.
Methodology: Two groups with 20 subjects each, one having family history of hypertensions and another without any such history were examined and their blood pressure, heart rate and BMI were recorded and analysed.
Observations: Systolic blood pressure and BMI were significantly more in subjects with family history of hypertension. Conclusion: It was concluded that both family history and BMI can be regarded as predictors of hypertension.
Keywords: Hypertension, BMI, family history, systolic blood pressure.