Physical activity and mortality among middle-aged and older adults in the United States.

@article{Wen2014PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical activity and mortality among middle-aged and older adults in the United States.},
  author={Ming Wen and Lifeng Li and Dejun Su},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2014},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={303-12}
}
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA) has been routinely linked to lower all-cause mortality, yet extant research in the United States is primarily based on nonrepresentative samples. Evidence is scant on the relative and independent merits of leisure-time (LTPA) versus non-leisure-time (NLTPA) activities and how the PA-mortality link may vary across racial-ethnic-gender groups. METHODS Data were from Health and Retirement Study which began in 1992 collecting data on individuals aged 51-61 years… CONTINUE READING

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