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Self-recalled Youth Physical Activity and Postmenopausal Cardiovascular Disease.
- Author(s): Goodman, Deborah;
- Park, Hannah Lui;
- Stefanick, Marcia;
- Hingle, Melanie;
- Lamonte, Michael;
- LeBlanc, Erine;
- Johnson, Karen;
- Desai, Manisha;
- Anton-Culver, Hoda
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.14485/hbpr.1.6.5
ObjectivesTo evaluate the association between childhood physical activity and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) during postmenopausal years.
MethodsProportional hazards and logistic regression were used describe the association between self-reported childhood physical activity and CVD incidence and mortality in 36,741 postmenopausal women.
ResultsOlder women, African-Americans, or nondrinkers or past drinkers self-reported the highest levels of youth physical activity and women with a history of diabetes, hypertension, overweight or obesity, or current smoking reported the highest youth physical activity dose. Youth physical activity was not associated with CVD incidence (HR=1.11; 0.93, 1.34) or mortality (HR=1.2; 0.9, 1.73).
ConclusionsSelf-reported youth activity was not associated with postmenopausal CVD incidence or mortality.
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