EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF
PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL RESEARCH

( An ISO 9001:2015 Certified International Journal )

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical, Medical & Biological Sciences

An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)

European Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Research (EJPMR) has indexed with various reputed international bodies like : Google Scholar , Indian Science Publications , InfoBase Index (In Process) , SOCOLAR, China , Research Bible, Fuchu, Tokyo. JAPAN , International Society for Research activity (ISRA) , Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) , Polish Scholarly Bibliography , Global Impact Factor (GIF) (Under Process) , Universal Impact Factor , International Scientific Indexing (ISI), UAE  , Index Copernicus , CAS (A Division of American Chemical Society) USA (Under Process) , Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ, Sweden, in process) , UDLedge Science Citation Index , CiteFactor , Directory Of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI) , Indian citation Index (ICI) , Journal Index (JI, Under Process) , Directory of abstract indexing for Journals (DAIJ) , Open Access Journals (Under Process) , Impact Factor Services For International Journals (IFSIJ) , Cosmos Impact Factor , Jour Informatics (Under Process) , Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI) , International Innovative Journal Impact Factor (IIJIF) , Science Library Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates , Pubmed Database [NLM ID: 101669306] (Under Process) , IP Indexing (IP Value 2.40) , Web of Science Group (Under Process) , Directory of Research Journals Indexing , Scholar Article Journal Index (SAJI) , International Scientific Indexing ( ISI ) , Scope Database , Academia , 

 ISSN 2394-3211

Impact Factor: 7.065

 ICV - 79.57

Abstract

THE BODY MASS INDEX OF SELECTED MALE AND FEMALE ADULTS SUBJECTS IN YENAGOA, AND SOME RURAL AREAS OF BAYELSA STATE NIGERIA.

*Solomon M. Uvoh, Asara A. Azibalua, Tabowei O. Churchill and Solomon A. Lelei 

ABSTRACT

The body mass index of some adult subjects between the ages of twenty to sixty five (20-65) years were studied in Bayelsa State. The number of subjects studied were two hundred, comprising one hundred and four males and ninety six females. The analysis from the result indicates that 2.9%,24.0%,38.5%,and 34.6%male subjects were under weight, normal, overweight, and obese while the female subjects had 2.15,32.3%,42.3%,and 22.9% as underweight, normal, overweight, and obese respectively. The overall body mass index (kg/m2) for adult male subjects between the ages of twenty to forty five and forty six to sixty five are 28.7kg/m2 and 30.09kg/m2 while the body mass index for the adult female subjects were 27.21kg/m2 and 27.56kg/m2 respectively. However, the mean value for the entire one hundred and four male subjects were 29.02kg/m2 and 28.01kg/m2 for the female subjects. The percentage of adult male and female subjects observed to be underweight were very low (2.9%) and (2.1%) indicating that villages in Bayelsa State are well known for Agricultural activities. We also observed a significant difference between the weight and height. It is therefore recommended that due to increase in body mass index, there is need for both Governmental and non-Governmental agencies including all health institutions in the State to embark on enlightenment campaign program on the need for regular exercise, anthropometric checkup, and sedentary life style to curb the menace of overweight and obesity.

Keywords: Body mass index, Obesity, Blood pressure, overweight, weight, height.


[Full Text Article] [Download Certificate]

Citation

  All Since 2019
 Citation  3086  2560
 h-index  18  17
 i10-index  64  44

INDEXING

NEWS & UPDATION

  • New Issue Published

    Its Our pleasure to inform you that, EJPMR 1 May 2024 Issue has been Published, Kindly check it on https://www.ejpmr.com/issue

  • EJPMR: MAY ISSUE PUBLISHED

    MAY 2024 issue has been successfully launched on MAY 2024.

  • EJPMR New Impact Factor

    EJPMR Impact Factor has been Increased to 7.065 for Year 2024.

  • Index Copernicus Value

    EJPMR Received Index Copernicus Value 79.57, due to High Quality Publication in EJPMR at International Level

  • Journal web site support Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Saffari for easy download of article without any trouble.

    .

  • Article Invited for Publication

    Article are invited for publication in EJPMR Coming Issue

Google Scholar Indian Science Publications InfoBase Index (In Process) SOCOLAR, China Research Bible, Fuchu, Tokyo. JAPAN International Society for Research activity (ISRA) Scientific Indexing Services (SIS) Polish Scholarly Bibliography Global Impact Factor (GIF) (Under Process) Universal Impact Factor International Scientific Indexing (ISI), UAE Index Copernicus CAS (A Division of American Chemical Society) USA (Under Process) Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ, Sweden, in process) UDLedge Science Citation Index CiteFactor Directory Of Research Journal Indexing (DRJI) Indian citation Index (ICI) Journal Index (JI, Under Process) Directory of abstract indexing for Journals (DAIJ) Open Access Journals (Under Process) Impact Factor Services For International Journals (IFSIJ) Cosmos Impact Factor Jour Informatics (Under Process) Eurasian Scientific Journal Index (ESJI) International Innovative Journal Impact Factor (IIJIF) Science Library Index, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Pubmed Database [NLM ID: 101669306] (Under Process) IP Indexing (IP Value 2.40) Web of Science Group (Under Process) Directory of Research Journals Indexing Scholar Article Journal Index (SAJI) International Scientific Indexing ( ISI ) Scope Database Academia