Cardiovascular fitness levels among American workers

John E. Lewis, John D. Clark, William G. LeBlanc, Lora E. Fleming, Alberto J. Cabán-Martinez, Kristopher L. Arheart, Stacey L. Tannenbaum, Manuel A. Ocasio, Evelyn P. Davila, Diana Kachan, Kathryn McCollister, Noella Dietz, Frank C. Bandiera, Tainya C. Clarke, David J. Lee

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Objective: To explore cardiovascular fitness in 40 occupations using a nationally representative sample of the US population. Methods: Respondents aged 18 to 49 years (N = 3354) from the 1999 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were evaluated for cardiovascular fitness and classified into low, moderate, and high levels. Comparisons were made among occupations. Results: Of all the US workers, 16% had low, 36% moderate, and 48% high cardiovascular fitness. Administrators, health occupations, wait staff, personal services, and agricultural occupations had a lesser percentage of workers with low cardiovascular fitness compared with all others. Sales workers, administrative support, and food preparers had a higher percentage of workers with low cardiovascular fitness compared with all others. Conclusions: Cardiovascular fitness varies significantly across occupations, and those with limited physical activity have higher percentages of low cardiovascular fitness. Workplace strategies are needed to promote cardiovascular fitness among high-risk occupations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1115-1121
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume53
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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Lewis, J. E., Clark, J. D., LeBlanc, W. G., Fleming, L. E., Cabán-Martinez, A. J., Arheart, K. L., ... Lee, D. J. (2011). Cardiovascular fitness levels among American workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53(10), 1115-1121. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e31822cfe8e

Cardiovascular fitness levels among American workers. / Lewis, John E.; Clark, John D.; LeBlanc, William G.; Fleming, Lora E.; Cabán-Martinez, Alberto J.; Arheart, Kristopher L.; Tannenbaum, Stacey L.; Ocasio, Manuel A.; Davila, Evelyn P.; Kachan, Diana; McCollister, Kathryn; Dietz, Noella; Bandiera, Frank C.; Clarke, Tainya C.; Lee, David J.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 53, No. 10, 01.01.2011, p. 1115-1121.

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Lewis, JE, Clark, JD, LeBlanc, WG, Fleming, LE, Cabán-Martinez, AJ, Arheart, KL, Tannenbaum, SL, Ocasio, MA, Davila, EP, Kachan, D, McCollister, K, Dietz, N, Bandiera, FC, Clarke, TC & Lee, DJ 2011, 'Cardiovascular fitness levels among American workers', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 53, no. 10, pp. 1115-1121. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e31822cfe8e
Lewis JE, Clark JD, LeBlanc WG, Fleming LE, Cabán-Martinez AJ, Arheart KL et al. Cardiovascular fitness levels among American workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011 Jan 1;53(10):1115-1121. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e31822cfe8e
Lewis, John E. ; Clark, John D. ; LeBlanc, William G. ; Fleming, Lora E. ; Cabán-Martinez, Alberto J. ; Arheart, Kristopher L. ; Tannenbaum, Stacey L. ; Ocasio, Manuel A. ; Davila, Evelyn P. ; Kachan, Diana ; McCollister, Kathryn ; Dietz, Noella ; Bandiera, Frank C. ; Clarke, Tainya C. ; Lee, David J. / Cardiovascular fitness levels among American workers. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 53, No. 10. pp. 1115-1121.
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