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Resting pulse rate among adolescents: the 11-year follow-up of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort study.
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PMID:  20963294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to describe resting pulse rate and associated factors among adolescents. This was a cross-sectional analysis nested in a prospective cohort study, including 4,452 adolescents born in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil in 1993, representing 87.5% of the original cohort. Pulse rate was measured with an electronic device at the beginning and end of the interview, and the mean value was used in the analyses. Mean pulse rate was 78.4 bpm (SD = 11.0) in the total sample, 76.5 bpm (SD = 10.7) in boys, and 80.2 bpm (SD = 10.9; p < 0.001) in girls. Black adolescents showed lower mean pulse rates. There was a direct association between pulse rate and blood pressure. Physical activity was inversely associated with pulse rate in the crude analysis only. Elevated pulse rate is strongly associated with high blood pressure, and both variables are predictors of risk of chronic disease in adulthood.
Pedro C Hallal; Ana M B Menezes; Andréa D Bertoldi; Samuel C Dumith; Cora Luiza Araújo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cadernos de saúde pública     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1678-4464     ISO Abbreviation:  Cad Saude Publica     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-21     Completed Date:  2011-04-06     Revised Date:  2013-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901573     Medline TA:  Cad Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1963-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Programa de Pos-graduação em Epidemiologia, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Rua Marechal Deodoro 1160, Pelotas, RS, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology
Cohort Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Heart Rate / physiology*
Motor Activity*
Rest / physiology*
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust

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