|IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 66-70
Associations between asthma,overweight and physical activity in adults: a cross sectional study
Amro Saad Ahmed Alzahrani, Suzan Adel Abu Alainain, Ahmed Abdullah Yahya Ojaem, Abdullah Khalid Almarzoqi, Mona Ali Khbrani, Naif Shalan Alalyani, Jawaher Marzouq Almutairi, Alahmadi Fahad Abdullah M.
Background: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease; it, along with obesity, represents a significant public health problem. Obesity results from a sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity. This study aims to investigate the association between asthma, overweight, and physical activity.
Methodology: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study conducted from May to August 2019. Demographics and clinical data of participants were collected.
Results: The study included 200 participants; half of the participants (50%) were in the age range of 20-30 years, and the male gender represented 62.5% of all the participants. Half of the participants (50%) were obese, and more than half had asthma (70%), whereas only 29.5% of the participants were performing physical activity. There was a significant correlation between Body Mass Index (BMI) and the prevalence of asthma (P=0.04).
Conclusion: There was a significant association between asthma and obesity in adults, but there was no association between asthma and physical activity.
Key words: Asthma, obesity, physical activity, association