Prevalence of Obesity and Hypertension in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2dm) Patients Of AmritsarJournal: JOURNAL OF EXERCISE SCIENCE & PHYSIOTHERAPY (Vol.8, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2012-12-31
Authors : Kaur; N.; Sidhu; S.;
Page : 113-118
Keywords : Obesity; Diabetes; Hypertension; Amritsar; T2DM patients.;
The present study was conducted to observe the prevalence of obesity and hypertension in newly diagnosed diabetic patients of Amritsar (Punjab), attending diabetic clinics. A total sample of 300 newly diagnosed diabetic patients including 162 males and 138 females were studied to acess the prevalence of obesity and hypertension. The prevalence of obesity in diabetic males and females was 58.02% and 73.91% according to BMI, 88.27% and 91.3% according to WC, while 98.14% and 96.3% according to WHR and 85.18% and 90.59% according to WSR, respectively. The prevalence of hypertension was 88.2 % and 84.7% in diabetic males and females, respectively. From the result, it was observed that the percentage prevalence of obesity and hypertension was quite high in diabetic patients of Amritsar. The prevalence of abdominal obesity was higher than general obesity. The percentage prevalence of obesity in diabetic females was higher than diabetic males while the diabetic males were more hypertensive than diabetic females. To manage the profile of the diabetic patients, proper awareness and prevention and management of obesity and hypertension is essential.
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