The prevalence of selected modifiable coronary heart disease risk factors in 12-year-old Greek boys and girls

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/7618
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
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.
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; http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=095598791&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine
Submitted date:
2007-01-11
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1543-2920
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Exercise and Health

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dc.contributor.authorBouziotas, Constantin-
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannis-
dc.contributor.authorShiner, Ruth-
dc.contributor.authorPananakakis, Yiannis-
dc.contributor.authorFotopoulou, Vasiliki-
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-18T12:29:25Z-
dc.date.available2007-01-18T12:29:25Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.date.submitted2007-01-11-
dc.identifier.citationPediatric Exercise Science, 13(2): 173-184en
dc.identifier.issn1543-2920-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/7618-
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.humankinetics.com/PES/viewarticle.cfm?aid=11990en
dc.relation.urlhttp://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=095598791&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine-
dc.subjectPhysical Fitnessen
dc.subjectCadiovascular Diseaseen
dc.subjectCoronary heart diseaseen
dc.subjectRisk Factorsen
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen
dc.subjectAdolescentsen
dc.subjectGreece-
dc.titleThe prevalence of selected modifiable coronary heart disease risk factors in 12-year-old Greek boys and girlsen
dc.typeArticleen
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