Objective: Many developing countries are currently burdened by both under nutrition and rising rates of overweight and obesity. However, only a
few reports are accessible from health workforce on recent trends and current epidemiology of obesity in Africa. Obesity has been renowned as a
distinct best predictor of hypertension incidence, and is considered as a key cause of hypertension.
Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 833 persons in an age group of 15-65 years in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The height, weight, and
blood pressure (BP) of volunteers were recorded and mean BMIs determined. The findings were grouped into underweight, normal, over weight
and obese based on BMI values. Hypertension was determined from measurements of blood pressure. After pooling of data the results were
grouped according to gender across the age group and these were correlated with their blood pressure and BMI values.
Results: When a Body Mass Index (BMI) comparison made between the genders females are exposed the uppermost, normal proportion of
overweight/obese BMI (43.11%) than the male population (36.36%). Of the women, 15.59% and 29.05% of the men had hyper tension (≥140/90
mmHg). We have distinguished a straight relation connecting hypertension and Overweight/ Obese BMI. A considerable association of hypertension
and BMI to the genders was observed in the study.
Conclusion: Present study reflects that there is a relationship among gender, hypertension and BMI. Usually, an event of hypertension is originated
as the obesity and age increases but the current study revealed that the BMI and age were the significant determinants of hypertension across the
human health resources. Therefore the result recommends, about the worry for the prevention of obesity and hypertension as a public health