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Correlation between Body Mass Index and Sexual Dynamics

Author(s): Cornelia Rada | Ileana Prejbeanu | Adriana Albu | Suzana Manolescu

Journal: International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health
ISSN 1840-4529

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 184;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Body Mass Index | Sexual life | Obesity

Background: The limited number of studies on sexual quality of life in obesity suggests that this is anarea in need of further study.Objectives: We intended to identify how the BMI (Body Mass Index) affects the subjects’ sexualdynamics.Methods: A questionnaire with items regarding the sexual life and BMI measurements was used in asample of 1493 subjects, aged 18-90, randomly selected from urban Romanian areas.Results: The sample was characterized by average: weight of 72.11 kilograms, height of 1.71 m and aBMI of 24.30. The incidence of cases diagnosed with arterial hypertension is higher in overweight(51.3%) or obese (19.7%) subjects (p
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