Relationship among anthropometric and hemodynamic variables in public servants of Sergipe

Patrícia Morgana Ferreira Santos, Lúcio Marques Vieira Souza, Jymmys Lopes dos Santos, Matheus Amarante do Nascimento, Clésio Andrade Lima, Ricardo Aurélio Carvalho Sampaio


Physical activities have an important prophylactic effect against cardiovascular diseases, as they promote reduction in body weight and blood pressure levels, for example. Individuals working on administrative functions tend to be sedentary, with consequent risk of obesity. However, the relationship among anthropometric and hemodynamic variables is still inconsistent. Thus, the aim of this study was to analyze the correlation among anthropometric and hemodynamic parameters of public servants. This is an observational and cross-sectional study with a sample of 147 individuals. It was verified that normotensive men had higher body mass index than hypertensive men. In contrast, these individuals showed higher resting heart rate values. It was noted that none of the anthropometric variables were associated with systolic and diastolic blood pressure; the associations verified were among anthropometric variables (r = 0.738 - body weight and hip; and r = 0.936 - abdomen and waist circumference). Also, no associations among anthropometric variables, blood pressure indices and resting heart rate were observed. In conclusion, although anthropometric variables are good predictors of body adiposity, they are not necessarily related to hemodynamic variables. The practice of physical activities should be encouraged within work routines, at appropriate times, aiming to improve healthy habits and anthropometric indicators.

Keywords: anthropometry, hemodynamics, public servants, cardiovascular risk, adiposity.


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