Tracking of aerobic fitness from adolescence to mid-adulthood

Van Oort, C., Jackowski, S. A., Eisenmann, J. C., Sherar, L. B., Bailey, D. A., Mirwald, R. and Baxter-Jones, A. D. G. (2013) Tracking of aerobic fitness from adolescence to mid-adulthood. Annals of Human Biology, 40 6: 547-553. doi:10.3109/03014460.2013.817606

Author Van Oort, C.
Jackowski, S. A.
Eisenmann, J. C.
Sherar, L. B.
Bailey, D. A.
Mirwald, R.
Baxter-Jones, A. D. G.
Title Tracking of aerobic fitness from adolescence to mid-adulthood
Journal name Annals of Human Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-4460
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/03014460.2013.817606
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 40
Issue 6
Start page 547
End page 553
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject 1311 Genetics
1314 Physiology
1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
2713 Epidemiology
Abstract Background: Although adults' aerobic fitness is known to be correlated with cardiovascular disease risk, the longitudinal relationship with adolescent aerobic fitness is poorly described. Aim: To longitudinally investigate the relationship between aerobic fitness during adolescence and adulthood. Subjects and methods: Participants (207 boys, 149 girls) aged 7-17 years performed annual measures of VO2peak. In adulthood (40 and 50 years), 78 individuals (59 males and 18 females) were reassessed. Serial height measurements were used to estimate age at peak height velocity (APHV). During adolescence, VO2peak was measured via a treadmill test to voluntary exhaustion; adult VO2peak was assessed using submaximal predictive tests. Correlations were tested using Spearman's rho. ANCOVA was used to assess adult VO2peak group differences based off APHV VO2peak groupings (low, average or high). Results: When sexes were pooled, moderate tracking existed from 2 years prior to APHV to APHV and APHV to 2 years after APHV (0.46, p thinsp;0.001 and 0.35, p thinsp;0.01, respectively). Correlations between APHV and adult values were low when sexes were pooled (p thinsp;0.05). Comparisons of aggregated sexes revealed the low adolescent VO2peak group had lower values in adulthood relative to other groups (pthinsp;0.05). Conclusion: Aerobic fitness has a low tracking between APHV and adulthood.
Keyword Longitudinal
Peak height velocity
Relative VO2peak
Saskatchewan Growth and Development Study
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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