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.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.
dc.subjectClinical Epidemiology
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectExercise Science
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.subjectAerobics Center Longitudinal Study
dc.subjectstated risk factors
dc.titleCardiorespiratory Fitness, Body Mass Index and All-Cause Mortality in Women, ACLS 1970-1994
dc.type.materialtext of Public Health of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth of Public Health


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