Normative peak 30-min cadence (Steps per minute) values for older adults: Nhanes 2005-2006

Elroy J. Aguiar, John M. Schuna, Tiago V. Barreira, Emily F. Mire, Stephanie T. Broyles, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, William D. Johnson, Catrine Tudor-Locke

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Abstract

Walking cadence (steps per minute) is associated with the intensity of ambulatory behavior. This analysis provides normative values for peak 30-min cadence, an indicator of "natural best effort" during free-living behavior. A sample of 1,196 older adults (aged from 60 to 85+) with accelerometer data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006 was used. Peak 30-min cadence was calculated for each individual. Quintile-defined values were computed, stratified by sex and age groups. Smoothed sex-specific centile curves across the age span were fitted using the LMS method. Peak 30-min cadence generally trended lower as age increased. The uppermost quintile value was >85 steps/min (men: 60-64 years), and the lowermost quintile value was <22 steps/min (women: 85+). The highest 95th centile value was 103 steps/min (men: 64-70 years), and the lowest 5th centile value was 15 steps/min (women: 85+). These normative values may be useful for evaluating older adults' "natural best effort" during free-living ambulatory behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-632
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • Walking
  • Wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Aguiar, E. J., Schuna, J. M., Barreira, T. V., Mire, E. F., Broyles, S. T., Katzmarzyk, P. T., ... Tudor-Locke, C. (2019). Normative peak 30-min cadence (Steps per minute) values for older adults: Nhanes 2005-2006. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27(5), 625-632. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2018-0316

Normative peak 30-min cadence (Steps per minute) values for older adults : Nhanes 2005-2006. / Aguiar, Elroy J.; Schuna, John M.; Barreira, Tiago V.; Mire, Emily F.; Broyles, Stephanie T.; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Johnson, William D.; Tudor-Locke, Catrine.

In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Vol. 27, No. 5, 01.01.2019, p. 625-632.

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Aguiar, EJ, Schuna, JM, Barreira, TV, Mire, EF, Broyles, ST, Katzmarzyk, PT, Johnson, WD & Tudor-Locke, C 2019, 'Normative peak 30-min cadence (Steps per minute) values for older adults: Nhanes 2005-2006', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 625-632. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2018-0316
Aguiar, Elroy J. ; Schuna, John M. ; Barreira, Tiago V. ; Mire, Emily F. ; Broyles, Stephanie T. ; Katzmarzyk, Peter T. ; Johnson, William D. ; Tudor-Locke, Catrine. / Normative peak 30-min cadence (Steps per minute) values for older adults : Nhanes 2005-2006. In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2019 ; Vol. 27, No. 5. pp. 625-632.
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