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Am J Health Behav. 2004 Nov-Dec;28(6):522-30.

Association of body mass index to meeting physical activity recommendations.

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  • 1Prevention Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA. pasharpe@sc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the association between BMI and physical activity based on the CDC-ACSM recommendation and a more demanding standard consistent with the IOM recommendation.

METHODS:

A random-digit-dialed survey (n=1810) used 2001 BRFSS questions to measure physical activity.

RESULTS:

Data revealed a monotonic association between BMI and physical activity level. Lower odds of meeting both recommendations were associated with higher BMI. The proportion meeting the CDC-ACSM recommendation was at least 3 times that of persons meeting the IOM-based recommendation.

CONCLUSIONS:

Meeting either recommendation was associated with BMI; however, a larger proportion of persons were meeting the less demanding CDC-ACSM recommendation.

PMID:
15569586
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