Motriz: Revista de Educação Física
On-line version ISSN 1980-6574
ULBRICH, Anderson Zampier et al. Association of the nutritional status with hypertension in adults. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.3, pp. 424-430. ISSN 1980-6574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1980-65742011000300006.
Objectives: associate hypertension although gender, nutritional state and advance of age in adults. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study of 5053 adults of both gender (20 and 60 years) in the city of Curitiba in Brazil. Body mass index and blood pressure were classified according recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Brazilian Society of Hypertension. Used descriptive method, frequency distribution, one-way ANOVA and binary logistic regression to obtain the "Odds Ratio", with p <0,05. Results: was a high occurrence of overweight (41.6%) and obesity (31.2%). Among obese, 15,7% is men and 13,8% is women had hypertension, in which were four times more to has hypertension when compared with normal subjects. Discussion: mans with age advance and overweight presentation association with increased blood pressure.
Keywords : Body mass index; Hypertension; Adults.