oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Modifiable health risk factors among white male executives in the Zululand area

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



The objective of this study was to draw up a profile of modifiable health risk factors among male executives in the Zululand area. Data for 176 subjects with a mean age of 40 years, were collected between 1989 and 1996 during fitness and health assessments offered to companies for their employees at executive level. All assessments were performed by the author personally and a standard procedure was used. The following parameters were tested: body composition, blood pressure, total cholesterol, physical working capacity and aerobic capacity.

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