Leisure-time physical activity and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in a biracial community sample.

C. A. Macera, Gregory Heath, E. D. Eaker, J. B. Croft, K. K. Yeager, F. C. Wheeler

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The purpose of this analysis was to describe the association of leisure-time physical activity and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels among a large community sample of African-American and white men and women. Physical assessment of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, weight, height, waist, and hip measurements were obtained for 3121 randomly selected community participants (969 white men, 1409 white women, 205 African-American men, and 538 African-American women). Leisure-time physical activity was assessed from responses to a standard series of questions about participation in various leisure-time activities. We found an inverse relationship between leisure-time activities and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in African Americans, in contrast to a positive association observed in whites; however, these associations failed to reach statistical significance after controlling for age and body composition. These results confirm a strong association of body composition with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and support continued interventions designed to reduce overall body weight, particularly upper body weight. The results further suggest that the relationships between some life-style factors and HDL levels may be different among minorities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-157
Number of pages6
JournalEthnicity & disease
Volume3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1993

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Leisure Activities
African Americans
HDL Cholesterol
Exercise
Body Composition
Body Weight
Life Style
Hip
Weights and Measures

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  • Epidemiology

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Macera, C. A., Heath, G., Eaker, E. D., Croft, J. B., Yeager, K. K., & Wheeler, F. C. (1993). Leisure-time physical activity and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in a biracial community sample. Ethnicity & disease, 3(2), 152-157.

Leisure-time physical activity and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in a biracial community sample. / Macera, C. A.; Heath, Gregory; Eaker, E. D.; Croft, J. B.; Yeager, K. K.; Wheeler, F. C.

In: Ethnicity & disease, Vol. 3, No. 2, 01.03.1993, p. 152-157.

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Macera, CA, Heath, G, Eaker, ED, Croft, JB, Yeager, KK & Wheeler, FC 1993, 'Leisure-time physical activity and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in a biracial community sample.', Ethnicity & disease, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 152-157.
Macera, C. A. ; Heath, Gregory ; Eaker, E. D. ; Croft, J. B. ; Yeager, K. K. ; Wheeler, F. C. / Leisure-time physical activity and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in a biracial community sample. In: Ethnicity & disease. 1993 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 152-157.
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