Physical activity and hypertension in black adults: the Pitt County Study.


Journal Article

The relation of physical activity to hypertension was examined in 1751 Black adults in Pitt County, NC. More women (65%) than men (44%) were classified as sedentary. Sedentary behavior was not associated with the prevalence of hypertension in men, but was associated with a 31% increase in prevalence for women (sedentary-26.2%; active-20.0%; P less than .01). The association in women was independent of other risk factors for hypertension.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ainsworth, BE; Keenan, NL; Strogatz, DS; Garrett, JM; James, SA

Published Date

  • November 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1477 - 1479

PubMed ID

  • 1951807

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1951807

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.81.11.1477


  • eng