TITLE

ASSOCIAÇÃO ENTRE PRESSÃO ARTERIAL E INDICADORES DE OBESIDADE GERAL E CENTRAL EM ESCOLARES: PISTAS PARA CUIDAR-EDUCAR DA CRIANÇA NA ESCOLA

AUTHOR(S)
dos Passos-Santos, João Paulo; Carnelozzi Prati, Alessandra Regina; Molena-Fernandes, Carlos Alexandre
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Ciencia, Cuidado e Saude;jan-mar2013, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p146
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Nowadays children are living with several risk factors to health, being prone to develop since the childhood cardiovascular diseases as, for example, hypertension. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the association between blood pressure, obesity general and central in schoolchildren of the lower grades of elementary school in Paranavaí - Paraná. The study is characterized as descriptive and correlational. The sample was composed by 745 schoolchildren. The data analysis was done using the Microsoft Excel 2007 and SPSS v.13 software. The results showed that compared to general obesity (GO), assessed using the body mass index (BMI), 25.23% are overweight. Analyzing central obesity (CO) by waist circumference (WC) 21.07% had alterations. Undesirable levels of blood pressure (BP) were diagnosed in 15.17% of the students. The diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and GO were statistically significantly increased in relation to increasing age. Was identified strong relationship positive between GO and CO (r = 0.87). BP levels were associated with OC and OG (p = 0.000). The results point indexes worrisome in the risk factors related to obesity, and are also associated with changes in BP.
ACCESSION #
90728596

 

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