Physical activity level, waist circumference, and mortality Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This study predicted all-cause mortality based on physical activity level (active or inactive) and waist circumference (WC) in 8208 Canadian adults in Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan, surveyed between 1986-1995 and followed through 2004. Physically inactive adults had higher mortality risk than active adults overall (hazard ratio, 95% confidence interval = 1.20, 1.05-1.37) and within the low WC category (1.51, 1.19-1.92). Detrimental effects of physical inactivity and high WC demonstrate the need for physical activity promotion.

authors

  • Staiano, Amanda E
  • Reeder, Bruce A
  • Elliott, Susan
  • Joffres, Michel R
  • Pahwa, Punam
  • Kirkland, Susan A
  • Paradis, Gilles
  • Katzmarzyk, Peter T

publication date

  • October 2012

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