Accession Number : ADA118417

Title :   Cardiac Disease in the Navy and How It Affects the Third Decade Sailor Concept.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Marcinik,E J

PDF Url : ADA118417

Report Date : Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Both enlisted and officers under 35 years of age show low rates of cardiac disease. However, over 35 years of age the incidence rate has been found to rise dramatically in both groups. The creation of a third decade sailor, by increasing the number of sailors over 35 years of age, may create additional costs of cardiac hospitalization. Physical fitness programs have been widely recommended in the medical literature as a means of reducing the risk of cardiac disease. Therefore, a properly designed physical fitness program may help to lessen the cost of cardiac hospitalization if the third decade sailor concept becomes reality. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Coronary disease, *Physical fitness, *Naval personnel, Preventive medicine, Aging(Physiology), Hospitalizations, Rates, Enlisted personnel, Officer personnel

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE