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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Association between moment of the undergraduate course andcardiovascular risk factors in university students
Title Alternative: Associação entre o período de graduação e fatores de riscocardiovascular em universitários
Asociación entre el período de graduación y factores deriesgo cardiovascular en universitarios
Author: Gasparotto, Guilherme da Silva
Gasparotto, Lívia Pimenta Renó
Rossi, Laila Miranda
Moreira, Natália Boneti
Bontorin, Maicon de Siqueira
Campos, Wagner de
Abstract: AIM: This study aimed to verify the association between moment of the undergraduate course and cardiovascular risk factors in a representative sample of university student Methods: A total of 1,599 university students (1,197 freshmen and 402 seniors) were investigated for the following risk factors: insufficient practice of physical activity, tobacco and alcohol consumption, poor eating habits, excess body weight, increased waist circumference and elevated arterial pressure. Information regarding the practice of physical activity were obtained using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) instrument, the behaviors using the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, and the socio-environmental information using the methodology of the Associação Brasileira de Empresas de Pesquisa (Brazilian Association of Research Companies). RESULTS: A significantly higher probability of presenting the following risk factors wa verified among the senior students: insufficient practice of physical activity, smoked, consumed alcohol or drank alcohol in excess within the last thirty days. CONCLUSION: The results suggest that students closer to the end of the undergraduate course show a higher possibility of presenting some cardiovascular risk factors than those just entering the university environment. Therefore, prevention programs and health promotion during the undergraduate course should be investigated.
AIM: This study aimed to verify the association between moment of the undergraduate course and cardiovascular risk factors in a representative sample of university student Methods: A total of 1,599 university students (1,197 freshmen and 402 seniors) were investigated for the following risk factors: insufficient practice of physical activity, tobacco and alcohol consumption, poor eating habits, excess body weight, increased waist circumference and elevated arterial pressure. Information regarding the practice of physical activity were obtained using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) instrument, the behaviors using the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, and the socio-environmental information using the methodology of the Associação Brasileira de Empresas de Pesquisa (Brazilian Association of Research Companies). RESULTS: A significantly higher probability of presenting the following risk factors wa verified among the senior students: insufficient practice of physical activity, smoked, consumed alcohol or drank alcohol in excess within the last thirty days. CONCLUSION: The results suggest that students closer to the end of the undergraduate course show a higher possibility of presenting some cardiovascular risk factors than those just entering the university environment. Therefore, prevention programs and health promotion during the undergraduate course should be investigated.
OBJETIVO: verificar la asociación entre el período de la graduación y factores de riesgo cardiovascular en una muestra representativa de universitarios. MÉTODOS: se observó 1.599 universitarios (1.197 alumnos del primer año y 402 del último año) en cuanto a los siguientes factores de riesgo: práctica insuficiente de actividad física, consumo de tabaco y bebidas alcohólicas, hábitos alimenticios, exceso de peso corporal, circunferencia de la cintura aumentada y presión arterial elevada. Informaciones referentes a la práctica de actividad física fueron obtenidas por el instrumento International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), los comportamientos por el Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, y las informacione socio-ambientales con la metodología de la Associação Brasileira de Empresas de Pesquisa. RESULTADOS: fue verificada una significativa mayor probabilidad, en los alumnos del último año, de presentar los siguientes factores de riesgo: práctica insuficiente de actividad física, haber fumado en los últimos treinta días, haber consumido alcohol e ingerido bebida alcohólica en exceso en el mismo período. CONCLUSÍON: los resultados sugieren que los estudiantes que están más próximos del término de la graduación, demuestran mayor probabilidad de presentar algunos factores de riesgo cardiovascular que los alumnos del primer año. En este sentido, se podría pensar en programas de prevención y promoción de la salud durante todo el periodo de la graduación.
Subject: Fatores de Risco
Estilo de Vida
Estudantes
Risk Factors
Life Style
Students
Editor: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto / Universidade de São Paulo
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-11692013000300006
Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692013000300006
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-11692013000300687
Date Issue: 1-Jun-2013
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