Mortality and Its Risk Factors Among Professional Athletes: A Comparison Between Former NBA and NFL Players By Jeffrey S. Markowitz
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 140 Pages | ISBN : 3319772023 | 3.29 MB
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.