Does BMI or Age Cause Hypertension in The Elderly in The Bergas Public Health Center in Indonesia?


  • Suwanti Universitas Ngudi Waluyo
  • Herry Susanto National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Mudrica Calvin King Fahad Hospital of Madina


bmi, age, hypertension, elderly


Hypertension has been identified as one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease, peripheral blood vessels, stroke, and kidney disease. Several factors have been identified as factors associated with the incidence of hypertension.There are no studies that identify the factors that cause hypertension in Bergas Primary Health Care. This study aimed to determine the relationship between BMI and age with hypertension in the elderly in the Bergas Public Health Center in Indonesia. The design of this study was descriptive correlative with a cross-sectional approach. The population is 138 elderly, and the sample is 58 using an accidental sampling technique. The instruments used are the BMI calculator application and medical records at the Bergas Public Health Center. The statistical test used is the Spearman-Rank. The results showed the average BMI of the elderly (mean = 22.5), and most of the BMI of the elderly were in the normal category. The elderly mainly were aged 60-69 as many as 42 people (72.4%). There was no significant relationship between BMI (Body Mass Index) and the incidence of hypertension; there was a significant relationship between age and hypertension in the elderly in Bergas Public Health Center. It is expected that the elderly can maintain a healthy active lifestyle to maintain BMI within normal limits so that the cell age is expected to be younger.


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How to Cite

Suwanti, Susanto, H. ., & Calvin , M. . (2022). Does BMI or Age Cause Hypertension in The Elderly in The Bergas Public Health Center in Indonesia?. Proceedings of Conference on Health Universitas Ngudi Waluyo, 1(1), 225–231. Retrieved from