Date of Award
Master of Public Health (MPH)
School of Public Health
There is a distinct disparity between adult males and females in lung function and cardiovascular fitness in the United States. This study utilizes a nationally representative sample in order to determine predictors of lung function between men and women. Simple means analysis, logistic and linear regressions were utilized in order to determine predictors of lung function between genders. Continuous analyses of lung function reveal that sex and BMI are the most important predictors of VO2 max. However, analyses of clinical cut-points of cardiovascular fitness indicate that gender was not a significant predictor.
"Cardiovascular Fitness and Lung Function of Adult Men and Women in the United States: NHANES 1999-2002." Fort Worth, Tx: University of North Texas Health Science Center;