Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Body Mass Index and All-Cause Mortality in Women, ACLS 1970-1994

dc.contributor.advisorBlakley, Sally
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRene, Antonio A.
dc.creatorBraun, LeeAnn
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-22T21:29:45Z
dc.date.available2019-08-22T21:29:45Z
dc.date.issued1999-12-01
dc.date.submitted2013-11-25T17:34:14-08:00
dc.description.abstractBraun, LeeAnn, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Body Mass Index and All-Cause Mortality in Women, Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study, 1970-1994. Master of Public Health (Epidemiology), December, 1999, 44 p.p., 9 tables, references, 24 titles. Cardiorespiratory fitness and body mass index are related to morbidity and mortality (Manson, 1996). There is a preponderance of evidence supporting this relation in men (Gibbons, 1983; Blair, 1989, 1995, 1996; Lee, I, 1993; Barlow, 1995; Kampert, 1996; Dorn, 1997; Lee, C, 1999). The evaluation of the stated risk factors have been virtually unexplored in a cohort of women. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness attenuate the risk of all-cause mortality in overweight and obese women. In this prospective study, the study population consisted of 7572 women ages 20-89 years, who had a medical examination and achieved at least 85% of their age-adjusted maximal heart rate during a maximal treadmill test were followed for 69,979 woman-years. After adjustment for age, exam year, health status and smoking status, unfit women had a higher risk for all-cause mortality across BMI categories [RR 1.70 95% CI (1.18, 2.43)]. The benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness significantly decrease the risk of all-cause mortality in women as the concurrent consideration of cardiorespiratory fitness.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12503/29375
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectClinical Epidemiology
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectExercise Science
dc.subjectKinesiology
dc.subjectLife Sciences
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciences
dc.subjectOther Public Health
dc.subjectPublic Health
dc.subjectCardiorespiratory fitness
dc.subjectbody mass index
dc.subjectall-cause mortality
dc.subjectwomen
dc.subjectAerobics Center Longitudinal Study
dc.subjectstated risk factors
dc.subjectoverweight
dc.subjectobese
dc.titleCardiorespiratory Fitness, Body Mass Index and All-Cause Mortality in Women, ACLS 1970-1994
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentSchool of Public Health
thesis.degree.disciplineEpidemiology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Health

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