The relationship between lifestyle variables, blood pressure and dietary habits of male adult miners in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Newlove, A.A.
dc.contributor.author Owusu, W.B.
dc.contributor.author Charles, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-11T13:27:43Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-11T13:27:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03
dc.identifier.other Volume: 4, Issue: 3, Page No.: 98-106
dc.identifier.other DOI: 10.3923/ajcn.2012.98.106
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/26775
dc.description.abstract Hypertension is a major public health problem in both the developed and the developing world and it is mostly associated among individuals, who indulge in unhealthy lifestyles and certain dietary habits. The study was a cross-sectional, involving 320 male miners in the Obuasi municipality. The study was conducted to generate data on the relationship between lifestyle variables, blood pressure and dietary habits of male adult miners. Cluster and simple random sampling techniques were used to select the respondents from their residential areas. Chi-square test was used to test for significance between lifestyle variables (alcohol intake, smoking and physical activity), blood pressure and dietary habits in male adult miners. The results indicated that about 41.6% of the respondents were hypertensive while the prevalence of smoking, alcohol intake and less than 8 h of sleep a day were 42.5, 66.9 and 59.7%, respectively. Less than half of the respondents (32.8 and 12.8%) participated in brisk walking and aerobic exercise, respectively. Physical activity level, alcohol intake and smoking did not indicate statistical association with blood pressure (p>0.05). © 2012 Asian Network for Scientific Information. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Dietary habit en_US
dc.subject Hypertension en_US
dc.subject Lifestyle variables en_US
dc.subject Miners en_US
dc.subject Public health en_US
dc.title The relationship between lifestyle variables, blood pressure and dietary habits of male adult miners in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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