Association Between Playing American Football in the National Football League and Long-term Mortality

Association Between Playing American Football in the National Football League and Long-term... Key PointsQuestionIs regular participation as a player in the National Football League (NFL) associated with long-term mortality risk? FindingsIn this retrospective cohort study of 3812 NFL players who debuted between 1982 and 1992, there was no statistically significant difference in the risk of long-term all-cause mortality among career NFL players compared with NFL replacement players who participated in the NFL during a 3-game league-wide player strike in 1987 (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.38; 95% CI, 0.95-1.99). MeaningCareer participation in NFL football, compared with participation as an NFL replacement player, was not associated with a statistically significant difference in the risk of all-cause mortality. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Association Between Playing American Football in the National Football League and Long-term Mortality

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
D.O.I.
10.1001/jama.2018.0140
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionIs regular participation as a player in the National Football League (NFL) associated with long-term mortality risk? FindingsIn this retrospective cohort study of 3812 NFL players who debuted between 1982 and 1992, there was no statistically significant difference in the risk of long-term all-cause mortality among career NFL players compared with NFL replacement players who participated in the NFL during a 3-game league-wide player strike in 1987 (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.38; 95% CI, 0.95-1.99). MeaningCareer participation in NFL football, compared with participation as an NFL replacement player, was not associated with a statistically significant difference in the risk of all-cause mortality.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 27, 2018

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