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  1. Physical activity in urban white, African-American, and Mexican-American women.

    Article - En anglais

    Purpose and Methods 

    The purpose of this study was to analyze physical activity in a large, diverse sample of urban women (N=521 ; X=40.5 ± 10.5 yr) relative to race/ethnicity. income, age, and education, using a sex-specific physical activity questionnaire.

    We also examined demographic and behavioral predictors of high levels (>= 2000 kcal. wk 1) of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA ; exercise, sports, recreational activities) in this population.


    The majority of women were sedentary (0-666 kcal. wk in LTPA). and only 8% of African-American women (N=6). 11% of Mexican-American women (N=4 and 13% of white women (N=55) participated in the level of physical activity recommended by the surgeon general (i.e., moderate to vigorous physical activity most days of the week for at least 30 min).

    Women of color, women over 40, and women without a college education had the lowest levels of participation in LTPA.

    Logistic regression analysis indicated that education was the only significant predictor of high LTPA in white women (P<0.01) and marital status was the only significant predictor of high LTPA in minority women (P<0.001).

    Age, body mass index (BMI ; kg. m 2), income, self-rated health, alcohol intake, and smoking were not significant predictors of high LTPA for any of the women. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Fréquence, Exercice physique, Loisir, Dépense énergétique, Noir américain, Statut socioéconomique, Age, Latinoaméricain, Origine ethnique, Minorité, Caucasoïde, Milieu urbain, Facteur milieu, Race, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Frequency, Physical exercise, Leisure, Energetic cost, Black American, Socioeconomic status, Age, Latinamerican, Ethnic origin, Minority, Caucasoid, Urban environment, Environmental factor, Race, Human, Female, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0061979

    Code Inist : 002A24. Création : 31/05/1999.