Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jun;60(6):1085-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.03995.x. Epub 2012 May 30.

Routine physical activity and mortality in Mexican Americans aged 75 and older.

Author information

  • 1Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety, University of Texas Health Science Center, Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas, USA. kottenba@utmb.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine the association between routine physical activity and risk of 3-year mortality in Mexican Americans aged 75 and older.

DESIGN:

Longitudinal study involving a population-based survey.

SETTING:

Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (H-EPESE) survey conducted in the southwestern United States (TX, CO, AZ, NM, CA).

PARTICIPANTS:

Mexican-American men and women aged 75 and older (N = 948) participating in the H-EPESE.

MEASUREMENTS:

Responses to the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) were assessed in 2005-06. Mortality was determined according to report of relatives at 3-year follow-up and from the National Death Index. Covariates included sociodemographic characteristics, financial strain, smoking status, body mass index, activities of daily living, depressive symptoms, cognitive function, and comorbid conditions.

RESULTS:

The mean age of the sample was 82.2 ± 4.5. Cox proportional hazard regression estimated that the hazard ratios of death for persons in the low, moderate, and high quartiles of physical activity (PASE scale) ranged from 0.36 (95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.21-0.62) to 0.50 (95% CI = 0.31-0.82) compared to persons in the sedentary quartile after adjusting for covariates.

CONCLUSION:

Routine physical activity involving household and leisure activities was associated with lower 3-year risk of mortality in a sample of older Mexican Americans living in the community.

© 2012, Copyright the Authors Journal compilation © 2012, The American Geriatrics Society.

PMID:
22647251
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Blackwell Publishing
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk