Authors : Dr. Aanantha K N R; Dr. Y. Suresh Babu; Dr. A. Sudha Rani; Dr. S. Ameerunnisa Begum
Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February
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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7690236
It had been established that ABO blood group system
associated with some diseases or disorders. The objective
of this study was to determine the effect of ABO blood
group on anthropometric indices in young adult
population in Kurnool, AP.
To study relationship between ABO blood group and
height, weight, BMI & BSA among young adult population
in Kurnool, AP.
Material And Methods
Two Hundred and fiftyapparently healthy young
adults was randomly selected. The weight (kg) and height
(cm) of the participants were measured following standard
protocol. Body mass index (BMI) and body surface area
(BSA) were estimated from weight and height using
Quetelex and Mosteller formulae respectively. Chi square
was used to compare grouped data while comparison of
means of parameters among the four blood groups was
done using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). A p-value of <
0.05 was taken statistically significant.
Out of the total 250 participants, 52% were males&
48% were females. The mean ± SD of height (cm) of
participants was 166.3 ± 9.42. The mean ± SD of weight
(kg) of the participants was 60.28 ± 12.04. The mean ± SD
of BMI in kg/m2 was 21.81 ± 4.14, while the mean ± SD of
BSA (m2) was 1.66 ± 0.18.participants below 150 cms were
of 3% B blood group & 1.5% O group respectively and
participants above 181 cm were 12% A blood group 15%
AB blood group (p value 0.002 and chi square 20.62).
In my study height was positively correlated with A
& AB group & Negatively correlated with B & O group
similar to study bySelçukNas et al & JD Kark et al.
Several epidemiological studies have reported that
the distribution of different ABO blood groups vary
markedly among the populations of different geographical
areas reflecting racial differences and results of this study
blood group on anthropometric indices in young adult
population in Kurnool, AP has come significant.
Keywords : ABO Blood Groups, Anthropometry, Young Adult.