The Prevalence of High Blood Pressure among Marathon Runners during Beirut-Marathon 2014

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dc.contributor.author Bahous, Sola
dc.contributor.author Tatari, Souzan
dc.contributor.author Mukhtar, Rusul
dc.contributor.author Alawieh, Hassan
dc.contributor.author Mourad, Abdul Rahm
dc.contributor.author Araji, Ahmad
dc.contributor.author El-Sayed, Ali
dc.contributor.author Sweid, Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Daher, Lea
dc.contributor.author Bou Hamdan, Omar
dc.contributor.author Kabbani, Samer
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-26T14:39:32Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-26T14:39:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2165-7459 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10096
dc.description.abstract Objective: To assess the prevalence of high blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular risk factors among marathon runners during Beirut-Marathon 2014. Methods: A total of 325 marathon runners were divided into 42 km and 10 km groups. They were assessed for cardiovascular risk factors by measuring their BP and answering a questionnaire. The questionnaire composed of 22 questions related to demographic information, risk factors, medical history, family history, medical checkups, use of antihypertensive drugs and definition of hyponatremia. Results: There were 30 runners in the 42 km group and 295 in the 10 km group interviewed. The majority of 42 km runners were males 29 (96.7%) vs. 205 (69.5%) in the 10 km group, (P = 0.001). The 42 km group was older than 10 km group (47 ± 13.8 years vs. 38.5 ± 14.6 years; P = 0.0025). The prevalence of hypertension was 46.7% in the 42 km group as compared to 31.2% in the 10 km group (P = 0.08). Systolic BP (SBP) was higher in 42 km group vs. 10 km group (143 ± 22.4 mm Hg vs. 129.9 ± 17.8 mm Hg; P = 0.0004). The heart rate was lower among 42 km vs. 10 km group (71 ± 11.1 bpm vs. 84 ± 16 bpm; P < 0.0001). Only 10% of the runners in both groups reported that they have hypertension (HTN). Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of HTN among marathon runners but minorities were aware that they have hypertension. The 42 km runners tend to be older with higher systolic blood pressure as compared to the 10 km runners. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The Prevalence of High Blood Pressure among Marathon Runners during Beirut-Marathon 2014 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200803754 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Open Journal of Epidemiology en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 279-284 en_US
dc.keywords Marathon en_US
dc.keywords Blood Pressure en_US
dc.keywords Cardiovascular Risk Factors en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojepi.2017.73022 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Tatari, S., Mukhtar, R., Alawieh, H., Mourad, A. R., Araji, A., El-Sayed, A., ... & Kabbani, S. (2017). The Prevalence of High Blood Pressure among Marathon Runners during Beirut-Marathon 2014. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 7(03), 279. en_US
dc.author.email sola.bahous@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=78689 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7159-7559 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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