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Early-life socioeconomic status and physical activity in later life: evidence from structural equation models.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23248349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the association between early-life socioeconomic status (SES) at age 18 and physical activity (PA) at age 65, elucidates mechanisms explaining this association, and explores gender differences in mediating pathways.
METHODS: Multigroup structural equation modeling is applied to the 1957 to 2004 data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS).
RESULTS: Early-life SES is positively associated with exercise in later life. This association is mediated by socioeconomic resources, health problems, obesity, and depressive symptoms (women only) in 1993 and sports participation in 1957. All mediators explain over 95% of the effect of early-life SES.
DISCUSSION: This study emphasizes the importance of complex multiple pathways linking early family SES to later-life PA. We identify chains of risks that need to be broken to improve PA among older adults. Our findings also suggest that interventions aimed at maintaining optimal physical functioning in old age should begin at least at midlife.
Authors:
Tetyana Pudrovska; Andriy Anishkin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2012-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and health     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1552-6887     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Health     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-27     Completed Date:  2013-05-23     Revised Date:  2014-10-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912686     Medline TA:  J Aging Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-404     Citation Subset:  T    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Aged
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Male
Models, Statistical
Motor Activity*
Social Class*
Wisconsin
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AG 9775/AG/NIA NIH HHS; AG13613/AG/NIA NIH HHS; AG21079/AG/NIA NIH HHS; P01 AG021079/AG/NIA NIH HHS; P01 AG21079-01/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R03 AG040037/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R03 AG040037-01/AG/NIA NIH HHS
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