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Physical activity of urban community-dwelling older latino adults.
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PMID:  21918229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: To date, little is known about the physical activity (PA) levels and commonly reported modes of PA of older Latinos, and this information is critical to developing interventions for this population. The purpose of the current study was to examine PA assessed by self-report and accelerometer and to assess the influence of acculturation, gender, and age on the PA of urban community-dwelling older Latino adults.
METHODS: Participants were self-identified Latinos, primarily women (73%), and individuals aged 50 to 59 (31%), 60 to 69 (30%), and 70+ (39%). PA was measured with an accelerometer and the Community Healthy Activity Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS) PA questionnaire.
RESULTS: Men reported engaging in, and objectively participated in, significantly more minutes of moderate/vigorous PA than women, but women reported greater light intensity household PA. Latinos aged 50 to 59 engaged in significantly more accelerometer-assessed PA than Latinos aged 60 to 69 and 70+, respectively. The majority of participants did not meet the PA Guidelines for Americans. No differences in PA were demonstrated by acculturation level. Older Latino men and women reported walking and dancing as modes of leisure PA.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest PA interventions should be targeted toward older Latinos, taking into account gender and age.
David X Marquez; Ruby Hoyem; Louis Fogg; Eduardo E Bustamante; Beth Staffileno; Joellen Wilbur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physical activity & health     Volume:  8 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1543-5474     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Act Health     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189457     Medline TA:  J Phys Act Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S161-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago.
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