Correlates and predictors of physical inactivity among Tennessee adults.

Peter D. Hart, Tiago V. Barreira, Minsoo Kang

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the sociodemographic predictors and health-related correlates of no leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) in a representative sample of Tennessee adults. Data from 5024 adults participating in the 2008 Tennessee Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) were used for the analysis. Overall, 28.9 percent of Tennessee adults (26.2 percent of men and 31.4 percent of women) reported no LTPA. The sociodemographic predictors of no LTPA were age, race, and education. No LTPA was a useful predictor of health status markers such as self-report health, obesity, smoking, and cardiovascular disease. This study found that selected sociodemographic characteristics were adequate predictors of no LTPA among Tennessee adults. Also, the absence of LTPA was found to be a significant predictor of health status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalTennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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