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The relationship between the level of physical activity and some risk factors of coronary heart disease in the university students
Zaher Etemad 1, Nader Esmailnasab Dr * 2
1- Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj Branch
2- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences , esmailnasab@yahoo.com
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim : Attention to the activity level of the University students, planning on sport activitis as well as providing appropriate facilities for them is a fundamental necessity. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of activity level in the male and female students at Sanandaj Islamic Azad University and provide some approches to increase the activity level in order to decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Material and Methods: Sixty University students participated in this semi-experimental study. Sampling method was randomized allocation. The level of activity was recorded in a questionnaire for every student. Blood tests, blood pressure and other measurements were performed.Then the variables of this study such as percentage of body fat, fat mass, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride were measured. Using SPSS software, the collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and Student's t-test. p=0.05 was considered significant. Results: The level of activity had a negative correlation with percentage of body fat, fat mass, cholestrol TC, blood LDL-C, body mass index of the male and female students as well as systolic blood pressure of the female students (r=0.78, P≤0.05). While the activity level had no significant correlation with the level of TG, HDL-C, blood TG/HDL-C ratio in both male and female students, systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the male students as well as diastolic blood pressure in the female students (r=0.22). Conclusions: Sport activitis have considerable effects on the public health and quality of life style. Appropriate and regular sport activities can result in desired changes in some cardio-vascular risk factors and hence, improvement of the public health. Key words: Level of activity, Body fat pecentage, Body mass index, Lippoprotein low and high density. Received: May 29, 2011 Accepted: Dec 23, 2011
Keywords: Level of activity, Body fat pecentage, Body mass index, Lippoprotein low and high density.
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Received: 2012/04/13
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Etemad Z, Esmailnasab N. The relationship between the level of physical activity and some risk factors of coronary heart disease in the university students. SJKU. 2012; 17 (1) :25-35
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Volume 17, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2012) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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