Physical activity assessment methods in the Jackson Heart Study

Dubbert, P. M., Carithers, T., Ainsworth, B. E., Taylor, H. A., Wilson, G. and Wyatt, S. B. (2005) Physical activity assessment methods in the Jackson Heart Study. Ethnicity and Disease, 15 4 Supp. 6: S6-56-S6-61.

Author Dubbert, P. M.
Carithers, T.
Ainsworth, B. E.
Taylor, H. A.
Wilson, G.
Wyatt, S. B.
Title Physical activity assessment methods in the Jackson Heart Study
Journal name Ethnicity and Disease   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1049-510X
Publication date 2005-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 15
Issue 4 Supp. 6
Start page S6-56
End page S6-61
Total pages 7
Place of publication Arlington, VA, United States
Publisher International Society on Hypertension in Blacks
Language eng
Subject 111712 Health Promotion
111706 Epidemiology
Abstract Physical activity was recognized as a risk factor for coronary heart disease CHD) almost 40 years ago in the Framingham Heart Study.1,2 Data from the Honolulu Heart Study in the 1980s also found physical activity to be among the lifestyle factors that predicted heart disease in Japanese-American men.3 However, the extent to which the results from these studies could be generalized to African Americans was not known. In the 1980s, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study was initiated, including a large cohort of African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi. Physical activity studies in the ARIC study revealed significant body mass index (BMI) by sex and race.4 Notably, a study of excess incident type 2 diabetes in African-American and European- American ARIC participants revealed significantly lower leisure-time physical activity and higher rates of obesity in African-American compared with European- American women. These findings contributed to the conclusion that almost 50% of the excess risk for diabetes in African-American women might be related to potentially modifiable factors.5
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