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