The relative contribution of walking to overall leisure-time physical activity participation rates was studied among respondents from the 45 states that participated in the 1990 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (n=81 557).
The percentages of low income, unemployed, and obese persons who engaged in leisure-time physical activity (range=51.1% to 57.7%) were substantially lower than the percentage among the total adult population (70.3%). In contrast, the prevalence of walking for exercise among these sedentary groups (range=32.5% to 35.9%) was similar to that among the total population (35.6%). Walking appears to be an acceptable, accessible exercise activity, especially among population subgroups with a low prevalence of leisure-time physical activity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exercice physique, Loisir, Marche à pied, Epidémiologie, Homme, Statut socioéconomique, Faible, Prévalence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical exercise, Leisure, Walking, Epidemiology, Human, Socioeconomic status, Low, Prevalence, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0319931
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 01/03/1996.