VÃ©lez Ãlvarez, Consuelo1; Vidarte Claros, JosÃ© Armando1; GarcÃa Navarro, Jully Andrea1; Alvarez Rosero, Rosa Elvira2
Introduction: the analysis of physical activity in populations with metabolic syndrome allows proposing intervention programs to benefit their health conditions.
Objective. Analyze physical activity in people with metabolic syndrome, Department of Cauca, Colombia.
Materials and methods. Transversal, comparative design in 589 people. It was considered people with metabolic syndrome people who have altered waist circumference according to criteria of the International Federation of diabetes, high blood pressure according to American Heart Association, blood glucose and lipid profile high, the sedentary behavior was look through the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire.
Results. 56,4% was women, 49,4% between 35 and 54 years old, average 39,04 years +/- 10,7 years, 71,1% were sedentary, more sedentary in women 60,4%, statistically significant association p <0,05 sex with hard work, intense and moderate activities of leisure; between age and severe, moderate work and leisure activities moderate.
Conclusions. The sex marks a differential pattern in persons with metabolic syndrome, women are less active, the older they are less physical activity.