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Introduction: Wider pulse pressure (PP) can be an indicator of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), and affected among others by lower bone marrow density (BMD) of the long bones and the circulating insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) level. We aim to determine the correlation between the knee height (KH) and the PP in the seemingly healthy young adults in Indonesia. Methods: The PP and KH of 32 seemingly healthy males and females aged 20-26 years were examined using standardised anthropometry for the KH and digital sphygmomanometer to get the systolic and diastolic pressures, respectively. Data were analysed using Pearson correlation test with level of significance of p<0.05. Results: We found strong positive correlation between the KH and the PP (r= 0.621, p<0.001). Conclusion: In this study, greater pulse pressure correlates significantly to the higher KH, and vice versa; arguably could modulate the risk for having CVDs in the later life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Arterial pressure
  • Knee
  • Young adult


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