Relationship Of Body Fat And Hematoma Volume Of Intracerebral Hemorrhagic Stroke
Introduction: Body fat percentage (%BF) can be easily and accurately predicted by measuring skinfold thickness. So that the distribution, relationship, and prediction with the hematoma volume of patients with intracerebral hemorrhagic (ICH) stroke are interesting to study.
Method: An analytic cross-sectional study of subjects with ICH stroke at Prof. Dr. R.D Kandou General Hospital, Manado, Indonesia who met research criteria consecutively measured the thickness of body skinfolds then converted to %BF and estimated hematoma volume using the ellipse method was examined by linear regression analysis.
Result: A total of 165 samples (87 men) with a mean age of 53 years. 65% sample had %BF >25% (median 27.8%). >50% men had %BF >25%, 60% women had %BF >30% (p<0.001). The median ICH stroke hematoma volume was 20.5mL (IQR 8.6−43.2mL). There is an increase in the volume of ICH stroke hematoma, especially in men with %BF >30%. In this group, each increase in %BF would increase the volume of ICH stroke hematoma by 22.34mL (95% CI 5.15−39.52mL; p=0.011).
Conclusion: There was a significant relationship between %BF assessed with skinfold thickness and the volume of ICH stroke hematoma in this study, volume increase was evident especially in men with %BF >30%.