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The aim of this study was to explore relationships between common diseases, i.e. obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol as well as asthma, and socio-demographic variables: residence place, age, weight, educational level, along with level of physical activity among women in Saudi Arabia. On the strength of a purposive sample, it comprised of 1233 Saudi women from central, eastern, western, northern and southern regions of KSA. The findings supported the hypotheses that obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and asthma were related to place of residence, age, weight, educational level, as well as level of physical activity. Hence, the results highlighted the importance of socio-demographic and exercise in controlling common diseases to a considerable extent.

KEYWORDS

Physical Activity, Common Diseases, Saudi Women, Socio-Demographic Variables

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Al-Bakr, F. , Al-Haramlah, A. and Merza, H. 2016 Relationship between Physical Activities of Women and the Prevalence of Some Common Diseases: Empirical Evidence from Saudi Arabia. Advances in Physical Education, 6, 67-75. doi: 10.4236-ape.2016.62008.





Autor: Fawziah Al-Bakr1, Ahmed Al-Haramlah2, Haniah Merza3

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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