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Neighborhood environment profiles for physical activity among older adults.
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PMID:  23026035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVES: To explore among older adults whether multivariate neighborhood profiles were associated with physical activity (PA) and BMI.
METHODS: Adults (66-97 years) were recruited from Baltimore-Washington, DC (n=360), and Seattle-King County, Washington (n=368), regions. Latent profile analyses were conducted using the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale. ANCOVA models tested for criterion validity of profiles by examining relationships to PA and BMI.
RESULTS: Neighborhood profiles differed significantly by as much as 10 minutes/day for moderate-to-vigorous PA, 1.1 hours/week for walking for errands, and almost 50 minutes/week for leisure PA.
CONCLUSIONS: Environmental variables resulted in meaningful neighborhood patterns that explained large differences in seniors' health outcomes.
Authors:
Marc A Adams; James F Sallis; Terry L Conway; Lawrence D Frank; Brian E Saelens; Jacqueline Kerr; Kelli L Cain; Abby C King
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  757-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of California, San Diego, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA. m1adams@ucsd.edu.
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