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Physical Fitness and Cardiovascular Mortality in Firefighters

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005540
First Posted: May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2017
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Collaborator:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wendy Mack, University of Southern California
  Purpose
To study prospectively the interrelationships among physical fitness, activity, other measured risk factors, coronary heart disease (CHD) and all-cause mortality in a cohort of 3,403 firefighters.

Condition
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Coronary Disease Hypertension Obesity

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective

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Further study details as provided by Wendy Mack, University of Southern California:

Enrollment: 3403
Study Start Date: July 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2002
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

From 1971-1991 the Occupational Health Service of Los Angeles Country measured physical fitness and other CHD risk factors (including physical activity, anthropometric measures, blood pressure, smoking, family history of CHD, and levels of total cholesterol, uric acid, and glucose) in Los Angeles County firefighters at application and routine intervals (approximately every three years). The entire cohort of 3403 firefighters is now followed for mortality up to 1996.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

The entire cohort of 3,403 firefighers is followed up to 1996 in this longitudinal study. The investigators are using a variety of tracing sources, including the National Death Index, and obtaining death certificates to determine date and cause of death. Cohort data will be analyzed to address the following aims: (1) To provide a longitudinal description of and determine the interrelationships among physical fitness, physical activity, and other measured risk factors; (2) to determine whether levels of physical fitness are related, independently of other known and measured risk factors, CHD and all-cause mortality; (3) To determine whether there is a gradient of decreasing CHD risk with increasing levels of physical fitness, or whether there appears to be some threshold of physical fitness, above which CHD risk stabilizes; (4) To determine whether the relationship between physical fitness and CHD and all-cause mortality varies by such cardiovascular risk factors as age, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, smoking, and obesity.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
No eligibility criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00005540


Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Southern California
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators
OverallOfficial: Wendy Mack University of Southern California
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wendy Mack, Professor, University of Southern California
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005540     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5080
R01HL058227 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: May 25, 2000
First Posted: May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Arteriosclerosis
Arterial Occlusive Diseases