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Physical activity level in people with high blood pressure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19820851     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study aimed to analyze the level of physical activity for people with high blood pressure cared for in a health center. This cross-sectional study was conducted with 310 individuals between 18 and 69 years of age through the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). The majority (80%) of participants presented low or moderate levels of physical activity. The analysis of association between sociodemographic variables and physical activity level revealed that older men from the interior of the state with higher educational levels have a greater chance of exhibiting lower levels of physical activity. The logistic regression model revealed that origin, schooling and diabetes are predictors of low physical activity level. The conclusion is that part of the sample does not match the desirable profile to practice regular physical activity.
Authors:
Larissa Castelo Guedes Martins; Nirla Gomes Guedes; Iane Ximenes Teixeira; Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes; Thelma Leite de Araujo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista latino-americana de enfermagem     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0104-1169     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Publication Date:    2009 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-12     Completed Date:  2009-12-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9420934     Medline TA:  Rev Lat Am Enfermagem     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  462-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil. larissacastelo@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Hypertension*
Male
Middle Aged
Motor Activity*
Young Adult

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