Correlation between Abdominal Circumference and Serum High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Concentration at Age 35–64 Years

Nabila Damayanti, Eveline Margo

Abstract


The prevalence of central obesity in Indonesia is increasing every year. Based on data released by Riskesdas in 2018, there were 31% of the population aged 15 years and over suffer from central obesity, where the highest was found in the 45–54 years group (42.3%), followed by 44 years (39.2%) and 55–64 years group (39.1%). Central obesity can be measured by waist circumference or abdominal circumference, and it plays an important role in the occurrence of cardiovascular disease. Examining C-reactive protein (CRP) at low levels using high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) methods will help to predict the risk of coronary heart disease. This study aimed to find the correlation between waist circumference and hs-CRP serum levels between the ages of 35 and 64. The study was an analytical observational with a cross-sectional approach attended by 25 respondents at Bhayangkara Hospital Tingkat I Raden Said Sukanto, Kramat Jati, East Jakarta, from October to November 2019. The waist circumference was measured with a metlin roll, and Prodia Laboratory took the blood to measure hs-CRP serum levels using ELISA methods. The data were analyzed using the Pearson correlation test. The results showed a correlation between waist circumference and hs-CRP serum levels with Sig. (2-tailed)=0.000 (p<0.05). There was a correlation between waist circumference and hs-CRP serum levels, which indicated that the greater the waist circumference, the higher levels of serum hsCRP would be.


Keywords


Abdominal circumference; central obesity; hs-CRP

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