Physical activity and hypertension in Black adults: The Pitt County study

B. E. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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