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Walking for transportation among Latino adults in San Diego County: who meets physical activity guidelines?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21885880     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: U.S. Latinos engage in nonleisure-time walking (NLTW) more than other ethno-racial groups. Studies are needed to explore factors associated with NLTW to inform interventions for effective physical activity promotion.
PURPOSE: To examine the social-ecological correlates of NLTW among Mexican-origin Latinos.
METHODS: Individual, social, and environmental level factors and PA were assessed in a telephone survey completed by 672 Mexican-origin adults randomly sampled in San Diego County. Data were collected in 2006 and analyzed in 2009.
RESULTS: Participants were mostly female (71%), with an average age of 39 years. Less than one-third met PA guidelines for NLTW (29%). Structural equation modeling showed that NLTW was positively associated with being female, but negatively associated with living in the U.S. ≥ 12 years, and being U.S.-born.
CONCLUSIONS: In this sample NLTW differed by various indicators of acculturation and gender. These findings might help inform the development of interventions to promote NLTW and thus physical activity in Mexican-origin adults.
Authors:
Suzanna M Martinez; Elva M Arredondo; Scott Roesch; Kevin Patrick; Guadalupe X Ayala; John P Elder
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physical activity & health     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1543-5474     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Act Health     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-02     Completed Date:  2012-01-05     Revised Date:  2014-01-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189457     Medline TA:  J Phys Act Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  898-906     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acculturation
Adult
Age Factors
California / epidemiology
Environment
Exercise
Female
Humans
Male
Mexican Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Self Efficacy
Sex Factors
Social Support
Socioeconomic Factors
Transportation / methods*
Walking / statistics & numerical data*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1 R25 GM58906-08/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS; R25 GM058906/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS; U48 DP00036-03/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS
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