Patterns and determinants of physical inactivity in rural and urban areas in Peru: A population-based study

CRONICAS Cohort Study Group

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Abstract

Background: Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors have been linked with impaired health outcomes. Establishing the physical inactivity profiles of a given population is needed to establish program targets and to contribute to international monitoring efforts. We report the prevalence of, and explore sociodemographical and built environment factors associated with physical inactivity in 4 resource-limited settings in Peru: rural Puno, urban Puno, Pampas de San Juan de Miraflores (urban), and Tumbes (semiurban). Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of the CRONICAS Cohort Study's baseline assessment. Outcomes of interest were physical inactivity of leisure time (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)654-662
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physical Activity and Health
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Peru
  • Physical activity
  • Prevalence
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Television

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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