An observational study to assess the association of hemoglobin with blood pressure in adolescent’s students.

  • Saleemullah Abro Baqai Medical University, Karachi.
  • Qurratulain Saleem Karachi Medical Dental College, Karachi.
  • Azizullah Khan Dhiloo Dow University of Health Sciences, Dow Medical College, Dr. Ruth K.M.Pfau, Civil Hospital Karachi.
  • S. Inayat Ali Jafri Baqai Medical University, Karachi.
  • M Saleh Soomro Baqai Medical University, Karachi.
  • Syeda Asiya Parveen Karachi Medical Dental College, Karachi.
Keywords: Anemia, Blood Pressure, Diastole, Systole

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the association of hemoglobin with blood pressure in adolescent’s students. Study Design: Observational study. Setting: Physiology Department of Baqai Medical College Karachi. Period: 6 months from February 2017 to August 2017. Sample Size: A total of 500 adolescents students of MBBS, BDS and DPT were enrolled in this study. Sampling Technique: Non probability consecutive sampling. Material & Method: A total of 500 students of MBBS, BDS and DPT were enrolled in this study after fulfilling the inclusion/exclusion criteria and was conducted after taking ethical approval from Baqai medical university. Complete Blood Count examination was carried out by Sysmex (XS-1000i) as to determine and record hemoglobin levels, blood pressure (BP) was measured by using sphygmomanometer with stethoscope and Anthropometric measurements were done. Data of study were analyzed by SPSS version 22.0. Results: The comparison of anemia prevalence in study participants for different categories of systolic and diastolic blood pressure had showed significant association for both systolic and diastolic blood pressure (X2=12.036, p=0.002 and X2=8.300, p=0.016 respectively). Conclusion: It showed positive association of hemoglobin with blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) in this study.

Author Biographies

Saleemullah Abro, Baqai Medical University, Karachi.

MBBS, MCPS, DCN, M.Phil

Assistant Professor Physiology

 

Qurratulain Saleem, Karachi Medical Dental College, Karachi.

MBBS, MCPS

Assistant Professor Community Medicine

 

Azizullah Khan Dhiloo, Dow University of Health Sciences, Dow Medical College, Dr. Ruth K.M.Pfau, Civil Hospital Karachi.

MBBS, FCPS (GM), FCPS (ID)

Assistant Professor Infectious Diseases

 

S. Inayat Ali Jafri, Baqai Medical University, Karachi.

MBBS, Dip Card, M.Phil

Associate Professor Anatomy

 

M Saleh Soomro, Baqai Medical University, Karachi.

M.Sc, Ph.D

Head & Chairman Physiology

 

Syeda Asiya Parveen, Karachi Medical Dental College, Karachi.

MBBS, M.Phil

Associate Professor Biochemistry

 

Published
2020-05-10