Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries among sedentary and physically active adults.

  title={Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries among sedentary and physically active adults.},
  author={Jennifer M. Hootman and Carol A. Macera and Barbara E. Ainsworth and Cheryl L. Addy and Malissa Martin and Steven Noel Blair},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={34 5},
PURPOSE This study describes the types and frequencies of musculoskeletal injuries among a cohort of adults with above average activity levels who were enrolled in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (Dallas, TX). METHODS Participants were adults aged 20-85 yr who completed a baseline clinical examination (1970-1982) and returned a mailed follow-up survey in 1986. Participants (5,028 men, 1,285 women) were measured for aerobic fitness, height, and body weight during the baseline… CONTINUE READING
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