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Mortality and Its Risk Factors Among Professional Athletes

A Comparison Between Former NBA and NFL Players

Authors: Markowitz, Jeffrey S.

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  • To the author's knowledge, this is the first book in the biomedical literature that compares mortality between NBA and NFL players
  • Elucidates on mortality comparisons between the NBA/NFL and the general population that are limited and outdated in the biomedical literature
  • Identifies risk factors within exceptionally fit groups, like NBA and NFL players, that can provide important clues for further study and may lead to preventative measures
  • Presents results that can be generalized to the study cohort, as well as findings that may also be relevant to a much larger group of professional and non-professional athletes plus individuals participating in other contact sports
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This eye-opening study adds to the scarce scholarly literature on professional athletes, bringing empirical rigor to issues often clouded by mystery and hearsay. It identifies socioeconomic, demographic, and career variables as risk factors for mortality among former NBA and NFL players, along with hypotheses to be tested relating to elite athletes and other U.S. populations. A detailed multivariate analysis compares mortality factors, rates, and outcomes within and between the two leagues, comparing them also with the general U.S. male population. The findings and conclusions gleaned from this research offer possibilities for future research to improve health and quality of life in this specific athlete cohort, among athletes in general, in other groups, and in the larger society.

Potential risk factors analyzed in this groundbreaking study:

 ·         Race

·         Body Mass Index (BMI)

·         U.S. birthplace region (Northeast, West, Midwest, South)

·         Years of playing experience

·         Playing position

 Mortality and Its Risk Factors among Professional Athletes will spark interest among professionals and researchers in public health, sports medicine, and epidemiology; current and former NBA and NFL players, their families, coaches, trainers, and union representatives; non-professional basketball and football players, athletes from other sports, and their families, coaches, and trainers; social scientists; policymakers; obesity researchers; parents of children who play contact sports; students, teachers, and researchers in occupational health and racial disparities; and health care providers.                                                                 

 

About the authors

Jeffrey S. Markowitz, DrPH, is an epidemiologist who has authored two books, Pigskin Crossroads: The Epidemiology of Concussions in the National Football League (NFL), 2010-2012 (2013), and Lost Seasons: Arrests, Suspensions, Career Chaos, and Mortality Among National Football League (NFL) Players (2016). From 1983 to 1992, Dr. Markowitz was an adjunct assistant professor of Public Health at the School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mortality and Its Risk Factors Among Professional Athletes
Book Subtitle
A Comparison Between Former NBA and NFL Players
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77203-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77203-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-77202-8
Series ISSN
2192-3698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 133
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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