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Physical activity and incidence of coronary heart disease in middle-aged women and men.

TitlePhysical activity and incidence of coronary heart disease in middle-aged women and men.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsFolsom AR, Arnett DK, Hutchinson RG, Liao F, Clegg LX, Cooper LS
JournalMed Sci Sports Exerc
Volume29
Issue7
Pagination901-9
Date Published1997 Jul
ISSN0195-9131
KeywordsAged, Continental Population Groups, Coronary Disease, Exercise, Female, Humans, Incidence, Leisure Activities, Male, Middle Aged, Physical Fitness, Prospective Studies, Regression Analysis, Risk Factors, Sex Factors, Sports
Abstract

Few studies of physical activity and coronary heart disease (CHD) have included women or blacks. We examined this association in a biracial cohort of 45- to 64-yr-old adults. We related the sports, leisure, and work indices developed by J. A. H. Baecke et al. to CHD incident events (N = 97 in women, N = 223 in men) over 4-7 yr in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. The age-, race-, and field center-adjusted relative risk of CHD was 0.73 in women and 0.82 in men per each standard deviation increment in the sports index (P

DOI10.1097/00005768-199707000-00009
Alternate JournalMed Sci Sports Exerc
PubMed ID9243489