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Association of physical inactivity with blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors in Amerindian schoolchildren

Used Parameters : BW, SMM, PBF

Publication Year : 2019

Country : Chile

Journal : American Journal of Human Biology

Objectives There is a wealth of published data on blood pressure (BP) and physical activity in adults of European descent, but less information is available for Amerindian schoolchildren. The aim of this study was to investigate whether BP and other cardiometabolic risk factors differ by physical activity levels in schoolchildren from different ethnic backgrounds. Methods This was a cross‐sectional study of 540 schoolchildren (6‐13 years) from two ethnic backgrounds (n= 119 Mapuche Amerindians and n= 421 of European …
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