Physical activity and hypertension in Black adults

The Pitt County study

Barbara Ainsworth, N. L. Keenan, D. S. Strogatz, J. M. Garrett, S. A. James

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1477-1479
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume81
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Ainsworth, B., Keenan, N. L., Strogatz, D. S., Garrett, J. M., & James, S. A. (1991). Physical activity and hypertension in Black adults: The Pitt County study. American Journal of Public Health, 81(11), 1477-1479.

Physical activity and hypertension in Black adults : The Pitt County study. / Ainsworth, Barbara; Keenan, N. L.; Strogatz, D. S.; Garrett, J. M.; James, S. A.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 81, No. 11, 1991, p. 1477-1479.

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Ainsworth, B, Keenan, NL, Strogatz, DS, Garrett, JM & James, SA 1991, 'Physical activity and hypertension in Black adults: The Pitt County study', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 81, no. 11, pp. 1477-1479.
Ainsworth B, Keenan NL, Strogatz DS, Garrett JM, James SA. Physical activity and hypertension in Black adults: The Pitt County study. American Journal of Public Health. 1991;81(11):1477-1479.
Ainsworth, Barbara ; Keenan, N. L. ; Strogatz, D. S. ; Garrett, J. M. ; James, S. A. / Physical activity and hypertension in Black adults : The Pitt County study. In: American Journal of Public Health. 1991 ; Vol. 81, No. 11. pp. 1477-1479.
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