Rashmi Ahmed1, Ajanta Deuri2, Raj Kumar Dutta3, Pragyan Prakash Gogoi4
Disease (CVD) is the largest single contributor to global morbidity and mortality in the adult population and will
continue to dominate the trends in the future.
he aim of the study is t o find out the association of Body Mass Index (BMI) with some of the risk factors of cardiovascular
MATERIALS AND METHODS
based cross sectional study was conducted in the urban slums of Dibrugarh, to find the association of BMI with
some of the risk factors of cardiovascular disease in the adult population of 45 years and above living in the urban slums of
Dibrugarh. This study was conducted among 208 subjects from May 2015 October 2015. Each study subject was interviewed
on sociodemographic variables with the help of a pretested questionnaire. The blood pressure of participants was measu red
following the standard operation procedures as laid down by the WHO. Height, weight, waist circumference and hip
circumference were measured. Data were analysed by use of percentage and Chi square tests.
The overall prevalence of hypertension
and diabetes from history and medical records was 46.63% and 14.90% respectively.
Hypertension was predominant in females 50 (46.3%) than males 43 (43%) while diabetes was predominant among males
18% (18) than females 12.04% (13). A 33.17% of the study participants had a BMI of 18.5 22.9. Abnormal waist hip ratio
0 .9 cm in males) was observed in 76% and 0 .85 cm in females) was observed in respectively. A statistical
significance exists between WHR and BMI in both males (p <0.0172) and females (p <0.0129). Among the female participants,
association between diastolic hypertension and BMI (p <0.0131) was found to be significant.
The risk factors of cardiovascular diseases are highly prevalent among urban slum population also which nee
ds measures to