MBAKA GODWIN OYEBUEKE

Meet MBAKA GODWIN OYEBUEKE, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.

Specialization

Anatomy

Designation

Associate Professor / Reader

Department

Anatomy

Office

At the Anatomy department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Human Anthropology

Description:

My research interest is also focused on the study of topographic anatomical variations of structures in the human body that have clinical value in order to enrich the knowledge base of the discipline.

Qualifications

# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Ph.D (Human Anatomy) Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos State. 2009

Current Research

Relationship between body mass index and blood pressure amongst energy workers in Lagos metropolis in South-western Nigeria

Research Details

Background: The incidence of Hypertension (HBP) has been on the increase amongst the black population requiring that the tide be stemmed. The relationship between Basal Metabolic Index (BMI) and HBP has been a subject of discussion for many years with some authors’ arguing for and others against its reliability in predicting HBP. Aim: To establish the relationship between BMI and HBI using energy workers in Lagos metropolis as case study. Design: A descriptive cross-sectional study involving Energy Workers of the Distribution Sector of Nigerian Energy industry in Lagos Metropolis was conducted. Out of a total of 1,548 staff, the study included 928 participants; 282 female and 686 male. It was conducted as part of a routing health and wellness screening program organized by the company. An anthropometric based questionnaire, designed for this purpose was used to obtain their data. Results: Descriptive statistics showed that mean values increased in BMI level that was significantly associated with increase in SBP and DBP respectively. Using linear regression, BMI could not statistically significantly predict SPB amongst the different groups of workers, F (1, 871) = 0.963, (p = 0.327). In similar vein, a linear regression showed that BMI could not statistically significantly predict DPB amongst the different groups of workers, F (1, 871) = 3.067, (p = 0.080) because BMI accounted only for 0.2% of the explained variability in DBP. However, Pearson chi square analysis p=0.000 (p<0.05) showed that there was a statistically significant association between BMI of the participants and BP of the study group; p=0.000 (p<0.05). It also established statistically significant association amongst male and female participants of different age groups (p=0.000), across different religion (p=0.000) and at various locations (p=0.026).

Biography

MBAKA GODWIN is a Associate Professor / Reader at the Department of Anatomy

MBAKA has a Ph.D in Human Anatomy from Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos State.

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