Associations between Nutrition Knowledge, Vitamin C Intake and Nutritional Status on Blood Pressure among Elderly with Hypertension in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia

Triagung Yuliyana, Kusnandar Kusnandar, Diffah Hanim

Abstract


Objective: To analyze the correlation between nutrition knowledge, vitamin C intake and nutritional status on blood pressure among elderly with hypertension

Methods: This was a cross sectional study which was conducted at the health center Juwiring, Klaten district, Central Java, Indonesia from May to June 2017. Subjects were 125 elderly with hypertension who met the inclusion criteria.  

Results: The correlation test showed that there was a correlation between nutrition knowledge (p=0.011), vitamin C intake (p=0.012), nutritional status (p=0.048) with blood pressure of hypertension in elderly based on multiple linear regression.

Conclusion: There was a correlation between nutrition knowledge and blood pressure of hypertension in elderly. There was a correlation between vitamin C intake with blood pressure of hypertension in elderly. There was a correlation between nutrition status with blood pressure of hypertension in elderly.

 

Keyword: Blood pressure, elderly hypertension, nutrition knowledge, nutritional status, vitamin C intake

Keywords


Blood pressure, elderly hypertension, nutrition knowledge, nutritional status, vitamin C intake

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