Vegetables and Fruits Intake as a Dominant Factor of Hypertension


Hypertension is a global public health problem and cardiovascular risk factor. The purpose of this study was to find dominant factor of hypertension in officer population. This research was a cross sectional study with 132 respondents. Data were collected from April to May 2016. Data of blood pressure were collected with sfigmomanometer and stetoskop. Data of vegetables and fruits intake were collected with recall 3x24 hours. Data were categorized in three group, there are moderate, low, and very low. Most of respondents have very low vegetables and fruits intake. Respondents who had moderate intake just around 10,60%, 17,40% had low intake, and 72,00% had very low intake of vegetables and fruits intake. Vegetables and fruits intake is a dominant factor of hypertension in this research (p value=0,017). Someone with very low vegetables and fruits intake will risk 7,2 more to have hypertension than someone with moderate intake of vegetables and fruits. The contents in vegetables and fruits that make them prevent hypertension are fiber, antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin B, vitamin D, and Monounsaturated Fatty Acid (MUFA).

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Riski Septianing Astuti, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Siti Arifah Pujonarti, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

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Conference: AURS2016
Stream: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

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