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Does the type of sedentary behaviors influence blood pressurein adolescents boys and girls? A cross-sectional study

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Title
Does the type of sedentary behaviors influence blood pressurein adolescents boys and girls? A cross-sectional study
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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, August 2018
DOI 10.1590/1413-81232018238.23612016
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Luciano Machado Ferreira Tenório de Oliveira, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias, Breno Quintella Farah, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, Mauro Virgílio Gomes de Barros, Paula Rejane Beserra Diniz, Fernando José de Sá Pereira Guimarães

Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze the association between different sedentary behaviors and high blood pressure in adolescent boys and girls. We conducted a cross-sectional study with 6,264 Brazilian adolescents (14 to 19 years old). Demographic data, obesity indicators and blood pressure, were evaluated. Time spent in the sedentary behaviors (television viewing, playing video games, using the computer, non-screen sitting and, total time sitting) were also assessed. The girls spent more time watching television than boys, whereas boys spent more time using computers and video games (12.7% vs. 7.4%, p < 0.001) than girls. Boys who watched more than four hours of television presented higher odds to give high blood pressure after adjustments for physical activity level, body mass index, age and educational level of mother (OR = 2.27, p < 0.001). In girls, we did not find a relation between sedentary behaviors and high blood pressure (p > 0.05). Television viewing time is associated with high blood pressure only boys. So, reduce this sedentary behavior, stimulating physical activities, might be essential to health, principally for male adolescents.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 19%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Other 3 6%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 19 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 7 13%
Sports and Recreations 6 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Psychology 2 4%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 26 50%