Who, when, and how much? Epidemiology of walking in a middle-income country

Pedro C. Hallal, Mario R. Azevedo, Felipe F. Reichert, Fernando V. Siqueira, Cora L P Araújo, Cesar G. Victora

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Abstract

Background: Physical inactivity is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Walking, an inexpensive and accessible activity, is protective against unhealthy outcomes. Little data on walking practices are available outside developed countries. This study estimated the prevalence and correlates of compliance with physical activity recommendations through leisure-time and all-domain (combined leisure time, commuting, and work-related) walking in individuals aged

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-161
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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