Users Online: 643 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 

 

Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
     
SHORT COMMUNICATION
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-61

Age variations in overweight men and women in rural areas of Hooghly District, West Bengal


1 Asst. Prof., Department of Community Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College, West Bengal, India
2 Reader and Head, Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, India
3 Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, India

Correspondence Address:
M Bhadra
Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 18232147

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

A cross-sectional study was conducted among a total of 598 men and women to investigate age and sex variations in the prevelence of overweight, obesity and hypertension among adult (>18 years) residents of Dearah, Hooghly District, West Bengal. Height, weight and systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure mesurements were made on each subject. Prevelence of overweight was significantly higher among women. There existed significant age-group differences among men in the frequency of overweight and obese individuals. The overall (both sexes combined) prevelence of hypertension was 25.9%. There was significant age-group difference in the prevelence of hypertension. There was a consistent trend in increasing rates of hypertension as well as mean BMI, SBP, DBP and mean arterial pressure (MAP) with increasing age.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed257    
    Printed21    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded148    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal