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A research on relationship between ABO blood groups and body mass index among Turkish seafarers

Selçuk Nas, Remzi Fışkın
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2017.0025
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Pubmed: 28952658
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International Maritime Health 2017;68(3):140-146.

open access

Vol 68, No 3 (2017)
MARITIME MEDICINE Original articles
Published online: 2017-09-27
Submitted: 2017-07-17
Accepted: 2017-08-24

Abstract

Background: The present study aims to investigate and to reveal the relationship between ABO blood groups and body mass index (BMI) and obesity among Turkish seafarers by using the health examination reports data obtained from 2009 to 2016.

Materials and methods: The data on age, gender, weight, height and blood groups obtained from 298,247 medical examination reports of Turkish seafarers were used with the official permission of Directorate General of Health for Border and Coastal Areas. Only 116,871 reports included blood group data. Regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA) tests were performed to survey relationship between variables. The results of the study were compared with other studies in the related literature.

Results: It has been revealed that AB Rh (–) group was associated the highest mean BMI value (mean: 25.952).

Conclusions: It is suggested that seafarers with AB Rh (–) blood group, who have the highest mean BMI value, should pay special attention to their weight.  

Abstract

Background: The present study aims to investigate and to reveal the relationship between ABO blood groups and body mass index (BMI) and obesity among Turkish seafarers by using the health examination reports data obtained from 2009 to 2016.

Materials and methods: The data on age, gender, weight, height and blood groups obtained from 298,247 medical examination reports of Turkish seafarers were used with the official permission of Directorate General of Health for Border and Coastal Areas. Only 116,871 reports included blood group data. Regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA) tests were performed to survey relationship between variables. The results of the study were compared with other studies in the related literature.

Results: It has been revealed that AB Rh (–) group was associated the highest mean BMI value (mean: 25.952).

Conclusions: It is suggested that seafarers with AB Rh (–) blood group, who have the highest mean BMI value, should pay special attention to their weight.  

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Keywords

obesity, Turkish seafarers, blood groups

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Title

A research on relationship between ABO blood groups and body mass index among Turkish seafarers

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 68, No 3 (2017)

Pages

140-146

Published online

2017-09-27

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2017.0025

Pubmed

28952658

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International Maritime Health 2017;68(3):140-146.

Keywords

obesity
Turkish seafarers
blood groups

Authors

Selçuk Nas
Remzi Fışkın

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