Descriptive Epidemiology of Physical Activity Levels and Patterns in New Zealanders in Advanced Age.

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 Puāwaitanga O Nga Tapuwae Kia ora Tonu, measures of physical activity (PASE) (n = 664, aged 80-90 [n = 254, Māori, aged 82.5(2), n = 410 non-Māori, 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 Māori and non-Māori. RESULTS Men consistently had higher levels of physical activity than women for all physical activity measures. Sex was significant for different domains of activity.

DOI: 10.1123/japa.2014-0230

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@article{Mace2016DescriptiveEO, title={Descriptive Epidemiology of Physical Activity Levels and Patterns in New Zealanders in Advanced Age.}, author={Casey Jordan Mace and Ngaire Kerse and Ralph Maddison and Timothy Olds and Santosh Jatrana and Carol Wham and Mere Kēpa and Anna Rolleston and Ruth The and Joanna B. Broad}, journal={Journal of aging and physical activity}, year={2016}, volume={24 1}, pages={61-71} }