Relationship Between Objectively Measured Physical Activity, Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers, and Hearing Sensitivity Using Data From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003–2006 Purpose Limited research has examined the interrelationships among cardiometabolic parameters, physical activity, and hearing function, which was this study's purpose. Method Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2006 were used in the path analyses. Physical activity and hearing function were both objectively measured. Various ... Research Article
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Relationship Between Objectively Measured Physical Activity, Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers, and Hearing Sensitivity Using Data From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003–2006
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Paul D. Loprinzi
    Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, The University of Mississippi, Oxford
  • Chelsea Joyner
    Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, The University of Mississippi, Oxford
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to Paul D. Loprinzi: pdloprin@olemiss.edu
  • Editor: Sumitrajit Dhar
    Editor: Sumitrajit Dhar×
  • Associate Editor: Owen Murnane
    Associate Editor: Owen Murnane×
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Research Article   |   May 16, 2017
Relationship Between Objectively Measured Physical Activity, Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers, and Hearing Sensitivity Using Data From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003–2006
American Journal of Audiology, Newly Published. doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0057
History: Received June 10, 2016 , Revised November 8, 2016 , Accepted January 28, 2017
 
American Journal of Audiology, Newly Published. doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0057
History: Received June 10, 2016; Revised November 8, 2016; Accepted January 28, 2017

Purpose Limited research has examined the interrelationships among cardiometabolic parameters, physical activity, and hearing function, which was this study's purpose.

Method Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003–2006 were used in the path analyses. Physical activity and hearing function were both objectively measured. Various cardiometabolic parameters were assessed from a blood sample. Adults 30–85 years (N = 1,070) constituted the analytic sample.

Results Physical activity was negatively associated with triglycerides (β = −0.11, p < .05) and insulin (β = −0.27, p < .05); triglycerides (β = 0.01, p < .05), and insulin (β = 0.05, p < .05) were positively associated with high-frequency pure-tone average (HPTA). The direct path from physical activity to HPTA was nonsignificant (β = 0.01, p = .99).

Conclusion Physical activity was associated with select cardiovascular disease risk factors. Several cardiovascular disease risk factors were associated with hearing function.

Acknowledgment
No funding was used to conduct this study and no conflicts of interest are declared.
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