Many Americans fail to obtain minimum physical activity recommendations; active transportation may improve health outcomes. This study examines the association between active transportation (walking and bicycling for transportation), and cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Utilizing 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), 9,933 adults were classified into five different levels of active transportation. Description statistics, linear regression, and stratified analyses were conducted to assess associations.
This study demonstrates that active transportation is associated with favorable cardiovascular disease risk factor profiles. In an effort to improve health outcomes among U.S. adults, promoting and permitting active transportation may prove beneficial.