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Mortality and Its Risk Factors Among Professional Athletes

A Comparison Between Former NBA and NFL Players

  • To the author's knowledge, this is the first book in the biomedical literature that compares mortality between NBA and NFL players

  • Elucidates on mortality comparisons between the NBA/NFL and the general population that are limited and outdated in the biomedical literature

  • Identifies risk factors within exceptionally fit groups, like NBA and NFL players, that can provide important clues for further study and may lead to preventative measures

  • Presents results that can be generalized to the study cohort, as well as findings that may also be relevant to a much larger group of professional and non-professional athletes plus individuals participating in other contact sports


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jeffrey S. Markowitz
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jeffrey S. Markowitz
    Pages 7-15
  4. Jeffrey S. Markowitz
    Pages 17-22
  5. Internal Risk Factor Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Jeffrey S. Markowitz
      Pages 25-37
    3. Jeffrey S. Markowitz
      Pages 39-49
    4. Jeffrey S. Markowitz
      Pages 51-60
    5. Jeffrey S. Markowitz
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    6. Jeffrey S. Markowitz
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    7. Jeffrey S. Markowitz
      Pages 83-96
  6. External Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Jeffrey S. Markowitz
      Pages 109-127
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 129-133

About this book





elite athletes and mortality risk factors National Football League (NFL) National Basketball Association (NBA) life expectancy epideimiology race and mortality birthplace and mortality player position and mortality racial and ethnic disparities years of playing experience and mortality occupational health and safety professional basketball players professional football players competitive sports contact sports concussions brain trauma chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) sports medicine sports-related injuries and trauma

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Health Data AnalyticsPrinceton JunctionUSA

About the authors

Jeffrey S. Markowitz, DrPH, is an epidemiologist who has authored two books, Pigskin Crossroads: The Epidemiology of Concussions in the National Football League (NFL), 2010-2012 (2013), and Lost Seasons: Arrests, Suspensions, Career Chaos, and Mortality Among National Football League (NFL) Players (2016). From 1983 to 1992, Dr. Markowitz was an adjunct assistant professor of Public Health at the School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mortality and Its Risk Factors Among Professional Athletes
  • Book Subtitle A Comparison Between Former NBA and NFL Players
  • Authors Jeffrey S. Markowitz
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Public Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Public Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-77202-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-77203-5
  • Series ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-3701
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 133
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Epidemiology
    Sports Medicine
    Occupational Medicine/Industrial Medicine
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