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Titolo:
LEISURE-TIME PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY AMONG OLDER ADULTS - UNITED-STATES, 1990
Autore:
YUSUF HR; CROFT JB; GILES WH; ANDA RF; CASPER ML; CASPERSEN CJ; JONES DA;
Indirizzi:
CTR DIS CONTROL & PREVENT,CARDIOVASC HLTH STUDIES BRANCH ATLANTA GA 30341
Titolo Testata:
Archives of internal medicine
fascicolo: 12, volume: 156, anno: 1996,
pagine: 1321 - 1326
SICI:
0003-9926(1996)156:12<1321:LPAOA->2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
EXERCISE; RISK; WOMEN; BEHAVIOR; FITNESS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
39
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Citazione:
H.R. Yusuf et al., "LEISURE-TIME PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY AMONG OLDER ADULTS - UNITED-STATES, 1990", Archives of internal medicine, 156(12), 1996, pp. 1321-1326

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the prevalence and selected correlates of leisure-time physical activity in a nationally representative sample ofpersons aged 65 years or older. Methods: Data from 2783 older male and 5018 older female respondents to the 1990 National Health Interview Survey were used. Regular physical activity was defined as participation in leisure-time physical activities 3 times or more per week for 30minutes or more during the previous 2 weeks. Odds ratios (ORs) were estimated from multivariate logistic regression analysis. Results: Prevalence of regular physical activity was 37% among older men and 24% among older women. Correlates of regular physical activity included the perception of excellent to good health (men: OR, 1.5, 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.1-1.9; women: OR, 1.6; 95% CI, 1.3-1.9), correct exercise knowledge (men: OR, 2.4; 95% CI, 1.9-3.1; women: OR, 2.7, 95% CI, 2.2-3.4), no activity limitations (men: OR, 1.3; 95% CI, 1.0-1.6; women: OR, 1.7; 95% CI, 1.4-2.0), and not perceiving ''a lot'' of stress during the previous 2 weeks (men: OR, 1.7; 95% CI, 1.2-2.4; women: OR, 1.3; 95% CI, 1.0-1.6). Among those who had been told at least twice that they had high blood pressure, physician's advice to exercise was associated with regular physical activity (men: OR, 1.6; 95% CI, 1.2-2.3; women: OR, 1.5, 95% CI, 1.2-1.9). The 2 major activities among active older adults were walking (men, 69%; women, 75%) and gardening (men,45%; women, 35%). Conclusions: Prevalence of regular physical activity is low among older Americans. Identifying the correlates of physicalactivity will help to formulate strategies to increase physical activity in this age group.

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