The correlation between obesity and hypertension in young adults in Central Java, Indonesia
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2020 - Volume 14 Issue 1, pp. 1645-1650
  • Published Online: 29 Jun 2020
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Hypertension can increase due to increased body mass caused by obesity. This study aimed to analyze the correlation between obesity and hypertension in young adults in Central Java, Indonesia. This study used cross sectional design. The data held by the Central Java, Indonesia Office obtained from the health profile of Central Java Province in 2015-2017. The number of population cases of hypertension in 2015-2017 was 2.108.732, while the the number of population cases of obesity cases in 2015-2017 was 827.612. The results showed that the significance value of obesity cases was 0.146, while the hypertension case significance value was 0.00. The case between obesity and hypertension was correlational strength of 0.517, while the strong correlation between the two variables was moderate. There was correlation obesity and hypertension in young adults in Central Java, Indonesia population.


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