The prevalence of overweight, obesity, and substandard fitness in a population-based firefighter cohort.

@article{Poston2011ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of overweight, obesity, and substandard fitness in a population-based firefighter cohort.},
  author={Walker S. C. Poston and Christopher keith Haddock and Sara A Jahnke and Nattinee Jitnarin and Brianne C Tuley and Stefanos N. Kales},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={266-73}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in firefighters. METHODS Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and body fat percentage (BF%) were assessed in 478 career and 199 volunteer male firefighters from randomly selected departments. RESULTS High prevalence rates of overweight + obesity (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m) and obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg… CONTINUE READING