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17th European Heart Disease and Heart Failure Congress

London, UK

Niraj Khatri Sapkota

Niraj Khatri Sapkota

Chitwan Medical College- Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Waist circumference is strong predictor of hypertension in male


Biography: Niraj Khatri Sapkota


Hypertension is one  of the cardiovascular variables raised state, systolic and diastolic blood pressure are its parameters that can be easily measured, alteration of blood pressure is commonly observed in different condition, but persistent elevated state is one of the alarming remark of the cardiovascular  biology, therefore status of blood pressure in the adult in different anthropometric measures are adopted but especial focus is given to waist circumference at different anatomical site said to be one of the indicator of adiposity depots that is associated with cardio metabolic risk.

Aims: Hence,  this study  aims to find whether  addition of waist circumference (WC) to body mass index (BMI;  kg/m2)  play additive or strong independent  role in predicting   health risk than does BMI alone.

Methods: A community based cross sectional study  was conducted by incorporating  total of substantial number   (more than 100) of  subjects in the data who were male only  older than 25 years, non smokers, non alcoholic, didn’t have history of taking  any type of medication, non vegetarian with normal physical activity and were residents in the urban and rural areas throughout, were included in the present study. Waist circumference referenced to umbilicus measured by non tensile and non flexible measuring tape and at the mean time height and weight were also recorded by standard device in order to calculate BMI and blood pressure was measured  by Aneroid sphygmomanometer of the respective  subject subsequently data analysis was made by using SPSS  to compare the BMI and Waist circumference relationship with blood Pressure independently  to identify their  relationship with hypertension.

Results: Keeping few exceptional aside, Both BMI and Waist Circumference exhibited positive association with blood pressure, while the waist circumference was more strongly associated with hiking of blood pressure and also BMI is not always the relating parametric tool to metabolic disease as was conventionally considered.


The result and analytical data showed that (P<0.05) there is significant strong correlation of blood pressure with waist circumference comparatively more than BMI thus WC alone can significantly predict the co-morbidity therefore this study  approach to suggest and hints to follow as a routine task  for measuring Waist circumference while taking inference for diagnosing hypertension risk at least in male.