Tracking of physical activity and aerobic power from childhood through adolescence.

@article{Mcmurray2003TrackingOP,
  title={Tracking of physical activity and aerobic power from childhood through adolescence.},
  author={Robert G Mcmurray and Joanne S. Harrell and Shrikant I. Bangdiwala and Jianhua Hu},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={1914-22}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the tracking of physical activity levels (PA) and aerobic power (VO2max) in African-American (AA) and Caucasian (CA) youth as they age from 8 to 16 yr. METHODS Subjects were 529 girls and 535 boys for whom data were obtained at least three times over 7 yr and a subset of 387 girls and 404 boys who participated in all years. PA levels were obtained from a survey. VO2max was predicted from a cycle ergometer test. RESULTS Spearman correlation for VO2max for years 1-7 for AA… CONTINUE READING

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