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  1. Physical activity, physical fitness, blood pressure, and fibrinogen in the Northern Ireland health and activity survey.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To investigate the relationship between physical activity, physical fitness, blood pressure, and fibrinogen.


    This was a cross sectional population study using a two stage probability sample.


    Northern Ireland.


    A sample of 1600 subjects aged 16-74 years from the population of Northern Ireland.

    Main outcome measures

    Physical activity profile from computer assisted interview using the Allied Dunbar national fitness survey scales.

    Physical fitness using estimation of V02 max by extrapolation from submaximal oxygen uptake while walking on a motor driven treadmill.

    Systolic and diastolic blood pressure measured with a Hawksley random zero sphygmomanometer.

    Measurement of fibrinogen using the Clauss method.

    Main results

    There were significant relationships between both current and past activity and blood pressure.

    These were of a magnitude that would have been clinically significant, but for the fact that, with the exception of the relationship between habitual activity and diastolic pressure (p=0.03) and past activity and systolic pressure (p=0.03) in men, they were not sustained after adjustment for the effect of age using analysis of variance. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Exercice physique, Fitness, Pression sanguine, Hémodynamique, Fibrinogène, Epidémiologie, Homme, Age, Irlande du Nord, Royaume Uni, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical exercise, Fitness, Blood pressure, Hemodynamics, Fibrinogen, Epidemiology, Human, Age, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0318459

    Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 10/04/1997.