Assessment of health of senior executives in a developing country.

@article{Okojie2000AssessmentOH,
  title={Assessment of health of senior executives in a developing country.},
  author={Obehi Hilda Okojie and Essy Clementina Isah and E. I. Okoro},
  journal={Public health},
  year={2000},
  volume={114 4},
  pages={
          273-5
        }
}
In a study of 202 senior executives, aged 25-64 y, in Benin City, Nigeria, the prevalence rate of hypertension was found to be 34.7%. Blood pressures increased with age for both sexes; however, the men had higher mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure and body mass indices (BMI) than the females. Contributing to this was a high level of inactivity, and diets high in carbohydrate and fat. High-risk social behaviour such as smoking and alcohol consumption was observed. It is recommended that… CONTINUE READING
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