Cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in Luo, Kamba, and Maasai of rural Kenya

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in Luo, Kamba, and Maasai of rural Kenya. / Christensen, D.L.; Faurholt‐Jepsen, D.; Boit, M.K.; Mwaniki, D.L.; Kilonzo, B.; Tetens, Inge; Kiplamai, F.K.; Cheruiyot, S.C.; Friis, H.; Borch‐Johnsen, K.; Wareham, N.J.; Brage, S.

In: American Journal of Human Biology, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2012, p. 723-729.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Christensen, DL, Faurholt‐Jepsen, D, Boit, MK, Mwaniki, DL, Kilonzo, B, Tetens, I, Kiplamai, FK, Cheruiyot, SC, Friis, H, Borch‐Johnsen, K, Wareham, NJ & Brage, S 2012, 'Cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in Luo, Kamba, and Maasai of rural Kenya' American Journal of Human Biology, vol 24, no. 6, pp. 723-729., 10.1002/ajhb.22303

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Christensen, D. L., Faurholt‐Jepsen, D., Boit, M. K., Mwaniki, D. L., Kilonzo, B., Tetens, I., Kiplamai, F. K., Cheruiyot, S. C., Friis, H., Borch‐Johnsen, K., Wareham, N. J., & Brage, S. (2012). Cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in Luo, Kamba, and Maasai of rural Kenya. American Journal of Human Biology, 24(6), 723-729. 10.1002/ajhb.22303

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Christensen DL, Faurholt‐Jepsen D, Boit MK, Mwaniki DL, Kilonzo B, Tetens I, Kiplamai FK, Cheruiyot SC, Friis H, Borch‐Johnsen K, Wareham NJ, Brage S. 2012. Cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in Luo, Kamba, and Maasai of rural Kenya. American Journal of Human Biology. 24(6):723-729. Available from: 10.1002/ajhb.22303

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Christensen DL, Faurholt‐Jepsen D, Boit MK, Mwaniki DL, Kilonzo B, Tetens I et al. Cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in Luo, Kamba, and Maasai of rural Kenya. American Journal of Human Biology. 2012;24(6):723-729. Available from: 10.1002/ajhb.22303

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Christensen, D.L.; Faurholt‐Jepsen, D.; Boit, M.K.; Mwaniki, D.L.; Kilonzo, B.; Tetens, Inge; Kiplamai, F.K.; Cheruiyot, S.C.; Friis, H.; Borch‐Johnsen, K.; Wareham, N.J.; Brage, S. / Cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in Luo, Kamba, and Maasai of rural Kenya.

In: American Journal of Human Biology, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2012, p. 723-729.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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author = "D.L. Christensen and D. Faurholt‐Jepsen and M.K. Boit and D.L. Mwaniki and B. Kilonzo and Inge Tetens and F.K. Kiplamai and S.C. Cheruiyot and H. Friis and K. Borch‐Johnsen and N.J. Wareham and S. Brage",
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A1 - Boit,M.K.

A1 - Mwaniki,D.L.

A1 - Kilonzo,B.

A1 - Tetens,Inge

A1 - Kiplamai,F.K.

A1 - Cheruiyot,S.C.

A1 - Friis,H.

A1 - Borch‐Johnsen,K.

A1 - Wareham,N.J.

A1 - Brage,S.

AU - Christensen,D.L.

AU - Faurholt‐Jepsen,D.

AU - Boit,M.K.

AU - Mwaniki,D.L.

AU - Kilonzo,B.

AU - Tetens,Inge

AU - Kiplamai,F.K.

AU - Cheruiyot,S.C.

AU - Friis,H.

AU - Borch‐Johnsen,K.

AU - Wareham,N.J.

AU - Brage,S.

PB - John/Wiley & Sons, Inc. John/Wiley & Sons Ltd.

PY - 2012

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N2 - Although habitual physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) and cardio‐respiratory fitness (CRF) are now well‐established determinants of metabolic disease, there is scarcity of such data from Africa. The aim of this study was to describe objectively measured PAEE and CRF in different ethnic populations of rural Kenya. A cross‐sectional study was done among 1,099 rural Luo, Kamba, and Maasai of Kenya. Participants were 17–68 years old and 60.9% were women. Individual heart rate (HR) response to a submaximal steptest was used to assess CRF (estimated VO2max). Habitual PAEE was measured with combined accelerometry and HR monitoring, with individual calibration of HR using information from the step test. Men had higher PAEE than women (∼78 vs. ∼67 kJ day−1 kg−1, respectively). CRF was similar in all three populations (∼38 and ∼43 mlO2·kg−1 min−1 in women and men, respectively), while habitual PAEE measures were generally highest in the Maasai and Kamba. About 59% of time was spent sedentary (

AB - Although habitual physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE) and cardio‐respiratory fitness (CRF) are now well‐established determinants of metabolic disease, there is scarcity of such data from Africa. The aim of this study was to describe objectively measured PAEE and CRF in different ethnic populations of rural Kenya. A cross‐sectional study was done among 1,099 rural Luo, Kamba, and Maasai of Kenya. Participants were 17–68 years old and 60.9% were women. Individual heart rate (HR) response to a submaximal steptest was used to assess CRF (estimated VO2max). Habitual PAEE was measured with combined accelerometry and HR monitoring, with individual calibration of HR using information from the step test. Men had higher PAEE than women (∼78 vs. ∼67 kJ day−1 kg−1, respectively). CRF was similar in all three populations (∼38 and ∼43 mlO2·kg−1 min−1 in women and men, respectively), while habitual PAEE measures were generally highest in the Maasai and Kamba. About 59% of time was spent sedentary (

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DO - 10.1002/ajhb.22303

JO - American Journal of Human Biology

JF - American Journal of Human Biology

SN - 1042-0533

IS - 6

VL - 24

SP - 723

EP - 729

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