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Physical activity levels objectively measured among older adults: a population-based study in a Southern city of Brazil

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, February 2017
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Title
Physical activity levels objectively measured among older adults: a population-based study in a Southern city of Brazil
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International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12966-017-0465-3
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Virgílio Viana Ramires, Fernando César Wehrmeister, Andrea Wendt Böhm, Leony Galliano, Ulf Ekelund, Soren Brage, Inácio Crochemore Mohnsam da Silva

Abstract

Low levels of physical activity are currently observed in all age groups around the world. Among older adults physical activity is even lower, potentially influencing quality of life, incidence of diseases and premature mortality. The aim of this study was to describe objectively measured physical activity levels among older adults residents in a Southern city of Brazil. A population-based study was carried out including people aged 60+ years living in the urban area of Pelotas. Face-to-face interviews, anthropometric measures and triaxial accelerometry (non-dominant wrist) were used to collect sociodemographic, anthropometric and physical activity, respectively. For descriptive purposes, overall physical activity was expressed as daily averages of acceleration. Time spent in light physical activity (LPA) and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) using different bout criteria (non-bouted, and in 1-, 5- and 10-min bouts) were calculated. Crude and adjusted analyses were performed using simple linear regression to examine the association between physical activity and exposure variables. Overall, 971 individuals provided valid accelerometry data. Women spent on average more time on LPA (136.2 vs. 127.6 min per day). Men and women respectively accumulated, in average, 64.5 and 56.7 min per day of non-bouted MVPA, while these daily averages were 14.9 and 9.46 min using 5-min, and 8.1 and 4.5 min using 10-min bout MVPA. In adjusted analyses, men aged 80 years or more spent in average 45 min less LPA per day when compared to men 60-69 years and, among women, this difference was 65 min. Considering time in 5-min MVPA bouts, the youngest age group and those with a better self-perceived health accumulated more MVPA. Specifically among men, socioeconomic status was inversely associated with 5-min bout MVPA. The present study showed low levels of physical activity among Brazilian older adults, even lower in more advanced ages, and a different pattern for physical activity intensity between men and women.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 110 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 16%
Student > Bachelor 13 12%
Researcher 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 5%
Other 18 16%
Unknown 25 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 21 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 13%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Computer Science 5 5%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 33 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2017.
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#3,511,090
of 17,873,421 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#1,097
of 1,681 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#87,961
of 367,818 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#6
of 10 outputs
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