Robert Leroy Jensen

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a growing cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and accurate estimates of the prevalence of this disease are needed to anticipate the future burden of COPD, target key risk factors, and plan for providing COPD-related health services. We aimed to measure the prevalence of COPD and its risk(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory markers are increased in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are hypothesised to play an important part in muscle dysfunction and exercise intolerance. METHODS The Health Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) study is a prospective observational cohort of well functioning individuals aged 70-79 years. A cross(More)
Physical activity favorably influences atherosclerosis risk factors but only a few studies in adults considered the time watching television (TV) as a measure of physical inactivity. We therefore determined in a population-based sample of 1778 subjects from the NHLBI Family Heart Study (FHS) whether leisure time physical activity and TV watching have(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The guidelines of the National Lung Health Education Program for COPD screening proposed a shorter FVC maneuver (forced expiratory volume at 6 s of exhalation [FEV(6)]). Although reference values for FEV(6) are available from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, forced expiratory flow between 25% and 75% of FVC(More)
Quantifying COPD prevalence worldwide is needed to document COPD's effect on disability, health care costs, and impaired quality of life and to inform governments and health planners. As an adjunct to data obtained from population-based studies, and for countries where a fully powered prevalence survey cannot be done, modeling of COPD prevalence and its(More)