Abstract: Hypertension is a deadly disease and is the third leading cause of death in Indonesia and the many factors influencing such a lack of physical activity and body mass index is over. The number of elderly people who have hypertension with BMI and physical activity levels vary.
Purpose: To determine the magnitude of the effect of physical activity levels and body mass index on the incidence of hypertension in the elderly.
Methods: The study used a quantitative design with a cross sectional approach. Bivariate analysis using kendall tau and multivariate analysis with multiple logistic regression. The study population was all group members IHC Mekar Sari village Pokak elderly. Large sample using a sampling technique with total number of 43 elderly.
Results: There was a correlation between physical activity levels with hypertension indicated P value = 0.019 <0.05 and there is a relationship between body mass index with hypertension indicated P value = 0.036 <0.05. The analysis shows the OR and IMT more are at risk of hypertension of 13.1 times higher than the BMI of less, normal BMI are at risk of hypertension by 9.5 times higher than the BMI of less, low levels of physical activity are at risk of hypertension at 6, 4 times higher than the level of moderate physical activity.
Conclusion: This study states that there is the influence of physical activity levels and body mass index of hypertension in the elderly in Posyandu Mekar Sari.
Kode Jurnal: jpkeperawatandd140415