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BACKGROUND STUDY: Epidemiological studies find a progressive increase in the prevalence of elevated blood pressure. In the recent decades, several cross-sectional studies have shown that anthropometric measurements are closely related with right and left blood pressure components but it still remains unclear to what extent which variable is exactly and strongly correlated.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross sectional experimental study was carried out by using convenient sampling technique (75subjects) within the age group of 18 to 25 years. Both right and left side blood pressure along with height, weight and BMI were monitored and assessed. The obtained data was analyzed using descriptive statistics method.
RESULTS: Using Pearson’s correlation coefficient, the obtained mean value is 19.66 ± 1.58 which shows a positive correlation between blood pressure and anthropometric measurements.
CONCLUSION: The study concludes that there is significant correlation between right and left blood pressure components and anthropometric measurements.