The Health Status of Retired American Football Players

  title={The Health Status of Retired American Football Players},
  author={S. Nicholas and J. Nicholas and C. Nicholas and Jennifer R Diecchio and M. McHugh},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={1674 - 1679}
Background Despite a perception that retired professional football players have poor health, there are little supporting data. Hypothesis Retired football players have poor health compared with age-matched population norms. Study Design Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 4. Methods Thirty-six of 41 members of the 1969 Super Bowl winning team were contacted 35 years after that event (3 were deceased, and no contact information was available for 2). Players completed an SF-36 health survey… Expand
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