Objective: to find out risk of hypertension in obese subjects involved in business profession.
Methodology: This was a community based, observational, cross sectional study, among male shop keepers only. 86 obese personnel were selected to include in this study.
Results: Among these shop keepers, 22 had normal blood pressure. 57 had blood pressure ranging from 140/95 mmHg to 160/100 mmHg and 6 had blood pressure 180/110 mmHg and 1 had blood pressure 200/110 mmHg
Conclusion: Findings of this study indicate strong need to provide awareness about benefits of regular walk/exercise as well as health education about demerits of obesity in business related personnel.