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Level of education affects cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy men and women

Session Poster Session 2

Speaker Dong-Hun Lee

Event : ESC Preventive Cardiology (Formerly EuroPrevent) 2019

  • Topic : preventive cardiology
  • Sub-topic : Physical Inactivity and Exercise
  • Session type : Poster Session

Authors : M Chang (Seoul,KR), HY Lee (Seoul,KR), DH Lee (Seoul,KR), JS Kim (Seoul,KR), JE Chae (Seoul,KR), MH Lee (Seoul,KR)

Authors:
M Chang1 , HY Lee1 , DH Lee1 , JS Kim1 , JE Chae1 , MH Lee1 , 1Catholic University of Korea - Seoul - Korea (Republic of) ,

Citation:

Background:  The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between educational level as a
surrogate marker of socioeconomic status and the risk of developing cardiovascular risk factor and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). 
Metods: Study subjects were 1,089 healthy adults (658 men and 431 women) who underwent health check-up in our Hospital. Education level was categorized into four groups: (1) post-graduate, (2) college graduate, (3) high-school graduate, and (4) middle-school graduate. CRF was assessed by cardiopulmonary exercised testing (CPX), biceps strength, hand grip strength, and bioelectrical impedance analysis. 
Results: The post-graduate group had significantly higher peak VO2 (27.4±6.5 mL/Kg/min), peak expiratory flow (101.0±17.4 m/s), biceps strength (31.7±11.3 kg), hand grip strength (70.1±17.9 kg) and skeletal muscle (29.4±5.3 kg) than other groups (all p<0.001). 
Conclusion: Educational level was significantly related to all aspect of CRF in healthy adults. Further educational programs are needed to promote public health and prevent cardiovascular disease.

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