TITLE

Physical Activity and Hypertension in Black Adults: The Pitt Country Study

AUTHOR(S)
Ainsworth, Barbara E.; Keenan, Nora L.; Strogatz, David S.; Garrett, Joanne M.; James, Sherman A.
PUB. DATE
November 1991
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Nov91, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p1477
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The relation of physical activity to hypertension was examined in 1751 Black adults in Pitt County, NC. More women (65%) than men (44%) were classified as sedentary. Sedentary behavior was not associated with the prevalence of hypertension in men, but was associated with a 31% increase in prevalence for women (sedentary-26.2%; active-20.0%; P < .01). The association in women was independent of other risk factors for hypertension.
ACCESSION #
9112233207

 

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