Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cardiorespiratory Fitness (from the Dallas Heart Study).

@article{Pandey2016DeterminantsOR,
  title={Determinants of Racial/Ethnic Differences in Cardiorespiratory Fitness (from the Dallas Heart Study).},
  author={A Shekhar Pandey and Bryan D Park and Colby R. Ayers and Sandeep R. Das and Susan G. Lakoski and Susan A. Matulevicius and James A. de Lemos and Jarett D. Berry},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={118 4},
  pages={
          499-503
        }
}
Previous studies have demonstrated ethnic/racial differences in cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). However, the relative contributions of body mass index (BMI), lifestyle behaviors, socioeconomic status (SES), cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, and cardiac function to these differences in CRF are unclear. In this study, we included 2,617 Dallas Heart Study participants (58.6% women, 48.6% black; 15.7% Hispanic) without CV disease who underwent estimation of CRF using a submaximal exercise test. We… CONTINUE READING