Waist-Hip Ratio and Body Mass Index Among Patients With Hypertension in Aceh, Indonesia

Sofia, Nurjannah, Ratna Idayati


Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia




Background: Hypertension is a chronic disease that can be associated with obesity and overweight. Measurement of waist-hip ratio (WHR) needs to be done to determine central obesity. This study aimed to analyze the waist-to-hip ratio and body mass index in among patients with hypertension.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at Syiah Kuala University Hospital, Banda Aceh, from June to August 2021. A total of 40 hypertensive patients was selected at random. The dependent variables were WHR and body mass index (BMI). The WHR was measured by waist ruler. The BMI was measured by weight scale and stature meter. The data were anlyzed by Chi-square and multiple logistic regression.

Results: There was not significant relationship between waist-to-hip ratio and hypertension (OR= 1.067; p= 0.942). Body mass index has not correlated with hypertension (OR= 0.99; 95% CI= 0.99 to 1.00; p=0.425) and it was statistically not significant.

Conclusion: Waist-to-hip ratio and body mass index not corelated among patients with hypertension.

Keywords: waist-hip ratio, body mass index, hypertension.

Correspondence: Sofia. Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Jl. Teuku Nyak Arief No.441, Kopelma Darussalam, Kec. Syiah Kuala, Kota Banda Aceh. Email:  sofia@unsyiah.ac.id. Mobile: +628126993145

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/ICPHepidemiology.FP.08.2021.13

Share this :

View PDF