Blood Pressure Parameters Among Smokers and Smokeless Tobacco Users in a Tertiary Level Hospital

Authors

  • N Habib Assistant Professor of Physiology, Holy Family Red Cresent Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • M Rashid Assistant Professor of Medicine, Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • USN Begum Professor of Physiology, Holy Family Red Cresent Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • N Ahter Associate Professor of Physiology, Holy Family Red Cresent Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • D Akhter Associate Professor of Physiology, Holy Family Red Cresent Medical College Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v25i1.16066

Keywords:

smokeless tobacco

Abstract

This cross-sectional study was carried out to assess blood pressure parameters among adult male smokers and smokeless tobacco users. For this purpose, 105 male respondents were selected. They were divided into two groups; Group A-consisting of 30 were smokeless tobacco users and group B consisting of 75 smoker patients The participants were selected from medicine outdoor of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. In this study, the mean (±SD) of systolic blood pressure were 154.50±26.793 mm of Hg in Group A and 151.67±19.248 mm of Hg in group B respectively. Statistical analysis was done by unpairedt test, there were no statistical significant differences (P>0.05) of systolic blood pressure between Group A and Group B. The mean (±SD) of diastolic blood pressure were 96.67±10.933 mm of Hg in Group A and 86.47±14.745 mm of Hg in group B respectively. The mean (± SD) of diastolic blood pressure were significantly higher (P<0.05) in Group A than Group B.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v25i1.16066

Medicine Today 2013 Vol.25(1): 28-31

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2013-08-04

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Habib, N., Rashid, M., Begum, U., Ahter, N., & Akhter, D. (2013). Blood Pressure Parameters Among Smokers and Smokeless Tobacco Users in a Tertiary Level Hospital. Medicine Today, 25(1), 28–31. https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v25i1.16066

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