Obesity Average and its Relation with Packed Cell Volume (PCV) Value in a Section of Students and Employees of Al-Mustansiriyiah University in Iraq

Khalid Salih, Jamela Jouda, Ban El-Haboby


It is known that the obesity distribution is very huge worldwide. However, obese persons differ in the stores and excess fat regions within the body. Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, limitations of respiratory function, reduced physical functioning and quality of life, and increase the mortality rate are the sequelae of the most important of obesity and abdominal fatness (Seidell et al., 2001). Packed cell volume (PCV) and obesity estimates are the essential risk factors that have been traceable for the causes of cardiovascular disease and many other diseases. In addition, it has been reported that there was statistically significant correlation between the packed cell volume and obesity. the present research amid to study: 1) study the obesity rate depend on gander using different ways such as BMI and percentage of total body fat (TBF), 2) study the diseases risk depend on gander using waist/hip (W/H) ratio, and 3) study the correlation between PCV and obesity status in these groups. Included in this study were 97 individuals randomly selected from students and employees of Department of Biology – College of Science - Al-Mustansiriyiah University in Baghdad / Iraq. The age group was in the range of 18-60 years of both genders. 2 ml of venous blood was collected from adult individuals only, which were used directly to determine PCV. While the general frequencies of obesity status according BMI does not exceed (3.1%) from total number of subjects, the general frequencies of obesity status according TBF% increased to (14.7%) from total number of subjects, mostly in female. Interestingly, while no significantly correlation were detected between the PCV and BMI (R2=0.007), there was a significantly negative correlation between PCV and TBF (R2= -0.095). Keywords: Obesity, MBI, TBF, W/H ratio, PCV.

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