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This cross-sectional descriptive study aimed to investigate the factors influencing physical activity among people with risk of hypertension in Muang district, Lampang province by using the PRECEDE model as a conceptual framework. By using questionnaires, data were collected from 325 people who had ages of > 35 years old during June 3 to July 29, 2018. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistic, Chi-square test, and multiple logistic regressions. The findings of the study revealed that majority of participants were female with mean of ages at 54.83±9.43 years old. The results of Chi-square test presented that age, marital status, educational level, occupation, underlying diseases, and the knowledge toward physical activity were related to physical activity with statistic significantly at p-value < 0.05. The results of multiple logistic regression revealed that occupation, underlying diseases, and the environmental influences and physical activity, all together could predict 80.6 % of physical activity. These results suggest that the relevant organization should promote and support the equipment, place and facilities, as well as the information about physical activity services in workplaces and communities in order to enhance physical activity.
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