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Sociodemographic Factors Associated With Self-Reported Exercise and Physical Activity Behaviors and Attitudes of South Australians: Results of a Population-Based Survey.
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PMID:  21956097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To determine self-reported physical activity barriers, behaviors, and beliefs about exercise of a representative sample and to identify associated sociodemographic factors. METHOD: Face-to-face interviews conducted between September and December 2008, using a random stratified sampling technique. RESULTS: Barriers injury and illness were associated with being older, single, and not engaged in full-time work; lack of time was associated with being married, younger, female, and working full-time; and lack of motivation and cost were associated with being younger than 65 years. Advancing age was significantly associated (p < .001) with reduced physical activity. Factors including age, education, marital status, and area of residence were all associated with preferences for environment to exercise in, while all age groups (74%) felt that walking was the most important type of exercise for older adults. DISCUSSION: Barriers to physical activity participation are multifaceted with different sociodemographic factors associated with different barriers. A better understanding of these factors may improve uptake of and adherence to exercise programs across the ages.
Susie Thomas; Julie Halbert; Shylie Mackintosh; Stephen Quinn; Maria Crotty
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6887     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8912686     Medline TA:  J Aging Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
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