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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Factors associated with global and leisure-time physical activity in the elderly: a health survey in Sao Paulo (ISA-SP), Brazil|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study was to measure the prevalence of global and leisure-time physical activity and associated factors in the elderly. This was a population-based cross-sectional study covering a multiple-stage sample of 1,950 subjects 60 years or older living in areas of Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Prevalence of global physical activity (assessed through the short version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire - IPAQ) was 73.9%, and prevalence of leisure-time physical activity was 28.4%. The results highlight the differences between factors associated with global and leisure-time physical activities. The social groups most prone to overall sedentary lifestyle and especially to lack of leisure-time physical activity should be the main targets of health policies aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles.|
Health of the Elderly
|Editor:||Cadernos Saude Publica|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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