FIGURE 4-3 Relationship between risk of injury and physical fitness (2-mile run time).

SOURCE: Jones, Darakjy, and Knapik (2004). U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. Previously unpublished data from samples of male and female trainees at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

their unit. A recruit’s race was not predictive of pass/fail status on either the early or the later fitness tests during basic training; however, women were much more likely to fail, while those who self-rated their fitness level as high were much more likely to pass.

To further analyze the relationship between fitness and attrition, the committee used data provided by USACHPPM (data from two studies conducted at Fort Jackson in 2000 and 2003; see the description in the previous section).

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