Background: Several studies indicates that children’s aerobic capacity levels are predictors of the future risk of
non-communicable diseases. Therefore, the aim of this study was to establish the proportion of subjects whose
aerobic capacity is indicative of future cardiovascular risk in Indian-Nasa community from a low-income area in
Methods: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of morphological component (height, weight, body mass
index (BMI), waist circumference, triceps skinfold, subscapular skinfold, and body fat percent [BF%]), and the
cardiorespiratory component (course-navette 20 m, shuttle run test and estimation of maximal oxygen consumption by
indirect VO2max) from 576 participants (319 boys and 257 girls) aged 10 to 17.9 years, using the standardized
FUPRECOL test battery.
Results: We showed that the boys performed better than the girls in cardiorespiratory fitness. The proportion
of subjects with an aerobic capacity indicative of future cardiovascular risk was 7.3%. By sex, 3.8% of boys and
11.7% of girls (X2 p = 0.001) displayed an unhealthy aerobic capacity in this study.
Conclusion: The findings of this study that provide the first data on aerobic capacity health for Colombian
Nasa Indian children and adolescents aged 10–17.9 years. Although the known loss of aerobic capacity is a
serious consequence of the future risk of non-communicable diseases, the deterioration of physical fitness
deserves increased attention among indigenous population.
Keywords: Physical fitness, Aerobic fitness, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Risk factors, Chronic diseases,
Cardiometabolic health, Indigenous
|Translated title of the contribution||Capacidad aeróbica y riesgo cardivascular futuro entre los niños, niñas y adolescentes colombianos. El Estudio Fuprecol|
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Pediatrics|
|State||Published - Mar 7 2017|