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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure > Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance > Exercise and Health > The prevalence of selected modifiable coronary heart disease risk factors in 12-year-old Greek boys and girls

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Title: The prevalence of selected modifiable coronary heart disease risk factors in 12-year-old Greek boys and girls
Authors: Bouziotas, Constantin
Koutedakis, Yiannis
Shiner, Ruth
Pananakakis, Yiannis
Fotopoulou, Vasiliki
Citation: Pediatric Exercise Science, 13(2): 173-184
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Issue Date: 2001
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/7618
Additional Links: http://www.humankinetics.com/PES/viewarticle.cfm?aid=11990
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Abstract: The prevalence of 14 selected modifiable coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors was determined in randomly selected adolescent boys (n = 117) and girls (n = 93) from provincial Greece. Based on published criteria thresholds for CHD, 45 % of boys and 50 % of girls exhibited three or more risk factors with time spent on "vigorous" activities, low cardiorespiratory fitness and fatness being among the most frequent in both sexes. Stronger associations were found between cardiorespiratory fitness and time spent of "vigorous" rather than "moderate-to-vigorous" activities in both boys and girls. Regression analysis indicated that energy expenditure (P < .01) in boys and energy expenditure (P < .05) and energy intake (P < .01) in girls could alone explain about 60 % of the body-fat related findings in either group. Broadly based primary prevention strategies aimed at children should concentrate on reducing the overall energy intake and increasing the time spent of "vigorous"activities if future Greek adult CHD mortality is to be reduced.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Physical Fitness
Cadiovascular Disease
Coronary heart disease
Risk Factors
Epidemiology
Adolescents
Greece
ISSN: 1543-2920
Appears in Collections: Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group
Exercise and Health

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