The Relation Of Nutritional Status And Fat Percentage Towards Blood Pressure Women Aged 45-65 Years Old In Posbindu, Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia


  • Sophia Denta Prapdika Sari Department of Nutrition science, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Ida Nurwati Department of Medical science, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Ratih Puspita Febrinasari Department of Pharmacology, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia


Blood Pressure, Fat percentage, Hypertension, Nutritional Status


Hypertension is a Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) and is included as the ten main death factor in the world. Hypertension is caused by genetics, gender, age, stress, smoking habits, consuming alcohol, unhealthy eating, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. Obesity is one of the factors causing hypertension because the body increases the distribution of nutrients and oxygen, which causes dilation of wall vessels and affects the increase of blood pressure. Moreover, obesity causes fat buildup in the body and creates plaques, causing blockage of blood vessels. This research is observational research using the cross-sectional approach. The total number of subjects is 75, chosen from multistage sampling with criteria of women aged 45-60 years old, members of posbindu, having systolic blood pressure ≥120, and agreeing to sign informed consent. Relation analysis used Kolmogorov-Smirnov testing because the sample is > 50. If the data is normally distributed, it is proceeded to Pearson testing, and if the data is not distributed normally, then it is proceeded to Spearman testing. Based on the result of Spearman testing, there is a significant relation between nutritional status and blood pressure with the result of p = 0,006 (p<0,05). Meanwhile, the result of Spearman testing regarding the relation between fat percentage and blood pressure resulted in p = 0.01 (p<0,05). It can be concluded that there is a significant relationship between body fat percentage and blood pressure. Nutritional status and fat percentage have significant relations to blood pressure.