Prevalence of Hypertension in Obese Business Community of Sukkur

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.

Author(s): Ashfaq Hussain Shah*, and Nazir Ahmed Shah

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