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Mortality of NBA players: risk factors and comparison with the general US population

Author
Martínez, J.; Langohr, K.; Felipo, J.; Casals, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Applied sciences
Date of publication
2019-02
Volume
9
Number
3
First page
1
Last page
13
DOI
10.3390/app9030500
Project funding
Statistical methods for clinical trials, complex censoring schemes and integrative omics data analysis
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/171447 Open in new window
URL
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/9/3/500 Open in new window
Abstract
Concerns have been raised recently by players’ associations regarding the risk of death among retired players. Using a retrospective cohort study, we analyzed factors associated with the mortality of National Basketball Association (NBA) players and compared their life expectancy with that of the general population. We analyzed a cohort of 3985 players who participated in the NBA from its inception in 1946 to April 2015 (481 active and 3504 former players). We used the data for the 3504 former...
Citation
Martínez, J. [et al.]. Mortality of NBA Players: risk factors and comparison with the general US population. "Applied sciences", Febrer 2019, vol. 9, núm. 3, p. 1-13.
Keywords
NBA, basketball, mortality, prevention, sports medicine, survival analysis
Group of research
GRBIO - Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research Group

Participants

  • Martínez García, Jose Antonio  (author)
  • Langohr, Klaus  (author)
  • Felipo, Julián  (author)
  • Casals Toquero, Martí  (author)

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