Show simple item record Παπαθανασίου, Γιώργος Α. el Ζέρβα, Ευθυμία el Ζάχαρης, Ιωάννης el Παπανδρέου, Μαρία el Παπαγεωργίου, Έφη el 2015-06-10T22:02:53Z 2015-06-10T22:02:53Z 2015-06-11
dc.rights Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες *
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dc.source en
dc.subject Blood pressure
dc.subject Body mass index
dc.subject Obesity
dc.subject physical activity
dc.subject Smoking--Health aspects
dc.subject πίεση του αίματος
dc.subject δείκτης μάζας σώματος
dc.subject παχυσαρκία
dc.subject σωματική δραστηριότητα
dc.subject παράγοντες κινδύνου
dc.subject κάπνισμα
dc.subject risk factors
dc.title Association of high blood pressure with body mass index, smoking and physical activity in healthy young adults en
heal.type journalArticle
heal.classification Ιατρική
heal.classification Εσωτερική Παθολογία
heal.classification Medicine
heal.classification Internal medicine
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heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Εσωτερική Παθολογία
heal.contributorName Τζίμα, Χριστίνα el
heal.contributorName Γεωργακόπουλος, Δημήτρης el
heal.contributorName Ευαγγέλου, Άγγελος el
heal.language en
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heal.recordProvider Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας. Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Φυσικοθεραπείας el
heal.publicationDate 2015
heal.bibliographicCitation Papathanasiou, G., Zerva, E., Zacharis, I., Papandreou, M., Papageorgiou, E., et al. (2015). Association of High Blood Pressure with Body Mass Index, Smoking and Physical Activity in Healthy Young Adults. "The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal,". 9: p. 5-17 en
heal.abstract INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between resting blood pressure (BP), smoking, physical activity (PA) and body mass index (BMI) in Greek young adults. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY: A standardised questionnaire and the Greek version of IPAQ-short were given to 1500 randomly selected health science students, in order to record smoking behaviour, PA status, BMI and resting BP. All healthy young adults aged 19-30 years old were eligible. The final size of the study cohort was 1249 students (522 men). RESULTS: Males' BP was 129.2/77.0 mmHg, significantly higher than the females' values of 119.9/73.4 mmHg. Approximately 17% of the total population were classified as overweight and 3% as obese. In the overall population, smoking prevalence was 35.2%, with 15.3% being heavy smokers (≥21 cigs/d). Smoking prevalence did not differ significantly between sexes. The prevalence of health-enhancing PA (high PAclass) was only 14.0%, while 42.8% of the study population were classified as insufficiently active (low PAclass). Of the three lifestyle risk factors examined, only BMI was significantly and directly associated with systolic and diastolic BP levels. The prevalence of hypertension (≥140/90 mmHg) was significantly higher in men compared to women, and in obese and overweight participants compared to normal-weight subjects. Smoking and categorical PA (PAclass) were not correlated with BP. Continuous vigorous PAscore was significantly and directly associated with systolic BP, but only in males. CONCLUSION: BMI was significantly and directly associated with resting BP in both sexes. Smoking prevalence and PA status were not associated with BP in this sample of Greek young adults. en
heal.journalName The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal en
heal.journalType peer-reviewed
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