Relationship Between Blood Lead (Pb) Levels and Hypertension in Motorcycle Taxi Drivers

Relationship Between Blood Lead (Pb) Levels and Hypertension in Motorcycle Taxi Drivers

Authors

  • Julian Chendrasari Anatomical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Indah Widya Lestari Anatomical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Florinda Ilona Anatomical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Reza Digambiro Anatomical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Trisakti, Jakarta, Indonesia

Keywords:

hypertension, lead, motorcycle taxi driver

Abstract

Background

Hypertension is a disease that is a major health problem in developed and developing countries and is the number one cause of death in the world every year. The causes of hypertension can be divided into genetic and environmental factors. One of the causes of hypertension from environmental causes is exposure to lead. This study aims to determine the relationship between blood lead levels and hypertension.

Methods

The design of this research is descriptive research with laboratory analysis using a cross-sectional approach. Sample selection using a purposive sampling method. The research sample was online motorcycle taxi drivers aged >35 years, with a minimum of 1 year as an online motorcycle taxi driver. Research samples were taken at the Faculty of Medicine, Trisakti University in September 2022. Laboratory examinations were carried out at the Prodia clinical laboratory, in Jakarta.

Results

Of the 133 samples examined, high lead levels were found in 20 respondents (15%) and low lead levels in 113 respondents (85%). High lead levels were found in 7 respondents who had hypertension and 13 respondents with normal blood pressure. The chi-square statistical test value shows a p-value = 0.260.

Conclusions

Blood lead levels do not have a significant relationship with blood pressure in motorbike taxi drivers.

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Published

2023-12-31

How to Cite

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Chendrasari J, Lestari IW, Lestari F, Lestari R. Relationship Between Blood Lead (Pb) Levels and Hypertension in Motorcycle Taxi Drivers. J Biomedika dan Kesehat [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];7(1). Available from: https://jbiomedkes.org/index.php/jbk/article/view/404

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