Descriptive epidemiology of physical activity levels and patterns in New Zealanders in advanced age

Mace, Casey, Kerse, Ngaire, Maddison, Ralph, Olds, Timothy, Jatrana, Santosh, Wham, Carol, Kepa, Mere, Rolleston, Anna, Teh, Ruth, and Broad, Joanna (2016) Descriptive epidemiology of physical activity levels and patterns in New Zealanders in advanced age. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24 (1). pp. 61-71.

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Abstract

Background: Little is known about the physical activity levels and behaviors of advanced age New Zealanders. Methods: A cross-sectional analysis of data from Life and Living in Advanced Age: A Cohort Study in New Zealand (LiLACS NZ), Te Puawaitanga O Nga Tapuwae Kia ora Tonu, measures of physical activity (PASE) (n = 664, aged 80-90 [n = 254, Maori, aged 82.5(2), n = 410 non-Maori, aged 85(.5)]) was conducted to determine physical activity level (PAL). A substudy (n = 45) was conducted to attain detailed information about PAL and behaviors via the Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adults (MARCA) and accelerometry. The main study was analyzed by sex for Maori and non-Maori. Results: Men consistently had higher levels of physical activity than women for all physical activity measures. Sex was significant for different domains of activity.

Item ID: 62581
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1543-267X
Keywords: Advanced age, Aging, Physical activity
Copyright Information: © 2016 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2021 01:52
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420210 Social epidemiology @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420606 Social determinants of health @ 50%
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