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dc.contributor.authorMonteiro, Carlos Aes
dc.contributor.authorConde, Wolney Les
dc.contributor.authorMatsudo, Sandra Mes
dc.contributor.authorMatsudo, Victor Res
dc.contributor.authorBonseñor, Isabela Mes
dc.contributor.authorLotufo, Paulo Aes
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-25T14:53:10Z
dc.date.available2015-08-25T14:53:10Z
dc.date.issued2003es
dc.identifier.citationMonteiro, Carlos A,Conde, Wolney L,Matsudo, Sandra M,Matsudo, Victor R,Bonseñor, Isabela M,Lotufo, Paulo A (2003) A descriptive epidemiology of leisure-time physical activity in Brazil, 1996­-1997. Rev Panam Salud Publica;14(4) 246-254,oct. 2003. Retrieved from http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1020-49892003000900005&lng=pt&nrm=iso&tlng=enes
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesRev Panam Salud Publica;14(4),oct. 2003es
dc.subjectExercícioes
dc.subjectAtividades de Lazeres
dc.subjectBrasiles
dc.subjectColeta de Dadoses
dc.subjectQuestionárioses
dc.subjectDistribuição por Sexoes
dc.subjectFatores Socioeconômicoses
dc.titleA descriptive epidemiology of leisure-time physical activity in Brazil, 1996­-1997es
dc.typeJournal Articlees
dc.description.notesOBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence, frequency, type, motivation for, and demographic and socioeconomic distribution of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) among adults in Brazil. METHODS: The data source for our study was the Brazilian Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) (Pesquisa sobre Padröes de Vida), which was conducted in 1996 and 1997. This survey studied a multistage stratified probabilistic sample of 4 893 households, which included 11 033 persons who were 20 years of age or older. The surveyed households were selected in the two most populous Brazilian regions, the Northeast and the Southeast, where in total 70 percent of all Brazilians live. The selected persons responded to a series of questions concerning their leisure-time physical activities. RESULTS: Only 13 percent of the Brazilians surveyed reported performing at least a minimum of 30 minutes of LTPA on one or more days of the week, and only 3.3 percent reported doing the recommended minimum of 30 minutes on 5 or more days of the week. In younger age groups, men were more active than were women. However, this difference sharply decreased with increasing age, and by the age range of 40 to 45 years the prevalence of LTPA was similarly low in both genders. Men reported engaging in more team sports, and women reported more walking/jogging activities, but walking/jogging was relatively more common in both genders when physical activity was performed on 5 or more days of the week. Recreation was by far the leading reason given by men to engage in LTPA, while recreation, health concerns, and even esthetic concerns were all relevant for women. In both genders, health concerns tended to be relatively more important for those exercising more days of the week. Also in both genders, increasing age was associated with more frequent LTPA, more walking/jogging than team sports, and more health concerns reasons than reasons related to recreation. Among both men and women there was a strong association between LTPA and socioeconomic status, measured either by income or schooling, independent of age, region, and urban or rural place of residence. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of adult LTPA in Brazil was much lower than the levels that have been reported for developed countries. However, the demographic and social distribution of LTPA in Brazil...(AU)es


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