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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [factors Associated With Global And Leisure-time Physical Activity In The Elderly: A Health Survey In São Paulo (isa-sp), Brazil].
Author: Zaitune, Maria Paula do Amaral
Barros, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo
César, Chester Luiz Galvão
Carandina, Luana
Goldbaum, Moisés
Alves, Maria Cecilia Goi Porto
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to measure the prevalence of global and leisure-time physical activity and associated factors in the elderly. This was a population-based cross-sectional study covering a multiple-stage sample of 1,950 subjects 60 years or older living in areas of São Paulo State, Brazil. Prevalence of global physical activity (assessed through the short version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire - IPAQ) was 73.9%, and prevalence of leisure-time physical activity was 28.4%. The results highlight the differences between factors associated with global and leisure-time physical activities. The social groups most prone to overall sedentary lifestyle and especially to lack of leisure-time physical activity should be the main targets of health policies aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles.
Subject: Activities Of Daily Living
Cross-sectional Studies
Health Behavior
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Surveys
Leisure Activities
Middle Aged
Motor Activity
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 26, n. 8, p. 1606-18, 2010-Aug.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2010
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