Consumption of salted fish and hypertension in the area of salted fish industry

Dewi Susanna, Arni Widiarsih, Tris Eryando, Nopa Arlianti, Ayu Indriyani

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In Indonesia, South of Sumatera province is the second position of the highest prevalence of hypertension for Sumatera region after Bangka Belitung province the first. Palembang City is the quite big fish producer city, such as home industry producing salted fish. This study aimed to analyse the association between consuming salted fish and hypertension incidence. The cross-sectional design was conducted in 5 Ulu Subdistrict, Palembang City, South Sumatera Province in April – June 2016 and involved 90 subjects as sample taken by using cluster method. Systole and diastole blood pressure measurement used sphygmanometer brand ABN and stethoscope conducted by trained nurses. Sample taking of salted fish sold in 5 Ulu Subdistrict that was most consumed from each neighbourhood/RT selected as sample was then taken as much as 250 gram, further samples were sent to and the NaCl level was to be checked at Faculty of Fisheries Product Technology, Bogor Agricultural Institute. Variables that would be examined were variable salted fish consumption with hypertension. Data was analysed with chi square test. There was not association between consuming salted fish with high level of NaCl and normal level to suffer hypertension in the area of salted fish production (p value> 0.05). People who consumed salted fish and in the area of salted fish production have the risk to suffer hypertension with those consume salted fish in normal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-371
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • Fish industry
  • Hypertension
  • NaCl
  • Salted fish


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