Prev Sci (2012) 13:183–195 DOI 10.1007/s11121-011-0255-0 Clustering of Unhealthy Behaviors in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study Mariane Héroux & Ian Janssen & Duck-chul Lee & Xuemei Sui & James R. Hebert & Steven N. Blair Published online: 18 October 2011 The Author(s) 2011. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract Results The four health behaviors were related to each Background Clustering of unhealthy behaviors has been other. LCA results suggested that two classes existed. reported in previous studies; however the link with all- Participants in class 1 had a higher probability of partaking cause mortality and differences between those with and in each of the four unhealthy behaviors than participants in without chronic disease requires further investigation. class 2. No differences in health behavior clustering were Objectives To observe the clustering effects of unhealthy found between participants with and without chronic diet, fitness, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption disease. Mortality risk increased relative to the number of in adults with and without chronic disease and to assess all- unhealthy behaviors participants engaged in. cause mortality risk according to the clustering of unhealthy Conclusion Unhealthy behaviors cluster together irrespec- behaviors. tive of chronic disease status. Such findings
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Published: Oct 18, 2011
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