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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.


To evaluate the association between childhood physical activity and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) during postmenopausal years.


Proportional 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.


Older 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).


Self-reported youth activity was not associated with postmenopausal CVD incidence or mortality.

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