Introduction: Students’ health is an important issue.
Objectives: This study conducted to examine the prevalence of obesity and hypertension in nursing students of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences.
Method: This is descriptive study conducted in 2018, with a sample of 200 nursing students. Data were collected using an information questionnaire, the anthropometric check list. Participants’ blood pressure was measured. Data were analyzed by SPSS 16 using descriptive and analytical tests.
Results: The majority of students in our study were female (71.5%). The mean age of the students was 21.77 ± 3.45 years. The mean of students’ body mass index (BMI) was 22.79 2.74± kg/m2 (19% of the sample were out of the normal range). The mean of systolic and diastolic blood pressure was 124.35 ± 17.77 mm Hg and 78.06 ± 11.53 mm Hg respectively. Pearson’s correlation test showed positive and significant statistical correlation between students’ BMI with systolic blood pressure (SBP) (P= 0.001, rr= 0.243) and diastolic blood pressure (DSP) (P=0.000, rr= 0.276).
Conclusion: Nursing students in our study were at risk of obesity and hypertension, hence change in their life style is necessary.