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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [variables Associated With Sedentary Leisure Time In The Elderly In Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil].
Author: Zaitune, Maria Paula do Amaral
Barros, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo
César, Chester Luiz Galvão
Carandina, Luana
Goldbaum, Moisés
Abstract: The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of sedentary leisure time (no type of leisure-time exercise once a week or more) among the elderly in the city of Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, according to demographic and socioeconomic factors, other health-related behaviors, and the presence of morbidity. This was a population-based cross-sectional study with multiple-stage sampling. Data analysis considered the sample design. Prevalence of sedentary leisure time was 70.9%, and the prevalence ratio was significantly higher than 1.0 for the elderly with lower socioeconomic status (1.31: 1.11-1.55), smokers (1.39: 1.23-1.57), those with common mental disorders (1.20: 1.04-1.39), and females (1.16: 1.00-1.35). Prevalence of walking was 23.5%, followed by fitness or bodybuilding programs (3.8%), and swimming or water aerobics (3.6%). The results show the need to develop global action for health-related behaviors in order for this approach to succeed. Attention should focus on the elderly with common mental disorders and those with lower socioeconomic status to ensure equity in health promotion practices.
Subject: Aged
Aged, 80 And Over
Cross-sectional Studies
Health Behavior
Leisure Activities
Life Style
Middle Aged
Socioeconomic Factors
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 23, n. 6, p. 1329-38, 2007-Jun.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2007
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