Walking for Transportation Among Latino Adults in San Diego County: Who Meets Physical Activity Guidelines?
Published Date:Sep 2011
Source:J Phys Act Health. 8(7):898-906.
Special Needs Populations
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3898633
Funding:1 R25 GM58906-08/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States
R25 GM058906/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States
U48 DP00036-03/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
U.S. Latinos engage in non-leisure-time walking (NLTW) more than other ethno-racial groups. Studies are needed to explore factors associated with NLTW to inform interventions for effective physical activity promotion.
To examine the social-ecological correlates of NLTW among Mexican-origin Latinos.
Individual, social, and environmental level factors and PA were assessed in a telephone survey completed by 672 Mexican-origin adults randomly sampled in San Diego County. Data were collected in 2006 and analyzed in 2009.
Participants were mostly female (71%), with an average age of 39 years. Less than one third met PA guidelines for NLTW (29%). Structural equation modeling showed that NLTW was positively associated with being female, but negatively associated with living in the U.S. ≥12 years, and being U.S.-born.
In this sample NLTW differed by various indicators of acculturation and gender. These findings might help inform the development of interventions to promote NLTW and thus physical activity in Mexican-origin adults.
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