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The relationship of physical activity in middle age and cardiovascular problems in old age in retired people in Isfahan, 2006
GhR. Sharifirad, S. Mohebbi 1, M. Matlabi
1- , mohebisiamak@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: An important disease in the middle-aged is cardiovascular disease, including is a forwarding disease that is started in childhood and clinical effect will appeared in adults from middle-aged.From the other side on the other part, living without activity or motion cause to increase all of the main defect of mortality and risk of cardiovascular disease , become twice as much. WHO recommends : one of an important cases in preventing cardiovascular disease is doing activity for 30 minutes per day, at least this research study the relation between cardiovascular disease and background of physical activity in middle-aged period in old people membered in Isfahan retirement center. Materials and Methods: The sort of the study is a cross-sectional that its target population are old people membered in Isfahan retirement center. 255 persons were chosen by a simple random sampling. The method for gathering data was a questionnaire with 6 questions about characteristic of demography, 5 questions about cardiovascular diseases, 20 questions related to physical activity in the middle-aged period that was completed by organized interview. Results: The conclusion showed that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in old people under examination is %32/2 and %46/7. Also, the result showed that there are statistic significant between cigarette usage and disusage from morbidity of heart disease (p=0/04) and also between morbidity and unmorbidity of hypertension and morbidity of cardiovascular disease (p<0/001). Conclusion: This research showed that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in old people membered in Isfahan retirement center is over expectation. Also it cleared that rate of walking, playing tennis, body exercises, cycling and mounting are effective in prevalence of morbidity in cardiovascular diseases. The study showed that the rate of walking, body exercises, running in the middle-aged between men and women is approximately equal and there are direct association between physical activity and level of education, in the other hand, what ever the level of education is up, physical activity will be more, too. but out of walking, cycling, mounting and running are in the middle-aged is equal with all level of education.
Keywords: Old people; Cardiovascular diseases; Physical activity; Middle-aged
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2008/03/24
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Sharifirad G, Mohebbi S, Matlabi M. The relationship of physical activity in middle age and cardiovascular problems in old age in retired people in Isfahan, 2006. Horizon Med Sci . 2007; 13 (2) :57-63
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