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ERIC Number: EJ903480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
Active Lifestyles are Associated with Favorable Anthropometric Measures for US Adults
Tande, Desiree L.; Magel, Rhonda C.; Strand, Bradford N.; Terbizan, Donna J.
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v4 n1 p35-39 Spr-Sum 2009
The third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) data was used to describe relationships between activity intensity and frequency and obesity for US adult men (n = 7428) and non-pregnant women (n = 8140). Compared with active men and women, inactive and partially active men and women are at increased risk of obesity (OR = 1.41, inactive men; OR = 1.73, partially active men; OR = 1.61, inactive women; OR = 1.26 partially active women) and abdominal obesity (OR = 1.53, inactive men; OR = 1.62, partially active men; OR = 1.61, inactive women; OR = 1.51 partially active women). Inactive women had the highest body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and waist to hip ratio (W:H) measures (28.1, 93.7 cm, 0.89. respectively) compared with partially active and active women (P less than 0.05). WC (93.7 cm) and W:H (0.94) measures were lower for active men compared with inactive and partially active men (P less than 0.05). Active US adults had more favorable anthropometric measures and reduced risk of obesity than both partially active and inactive adults. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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