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Correlates of sport participation among community-dwelling elderly people in Germany: a cross-sectional study
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 4479572
Author(s) Hinrichs, Timo; Trampisch, Ulrike; Burghaus, Ina; Endres, Heinz G.; Klaassen-Mielke, Renate; Moschny, Anna; Platen, Petra
Author(s) at UniBasel Hinrichs, Timo
Year 2010
Title Correlates of sport participation among community-dwelling elderly people in Germany: a cross-sectional study
Journal European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume 7
Number 2
Pages / Article-Number 105-115
Abstract The aims of this study were (1) to analyze the sport participation in a cohort of community-dwelling elderly people in Germany and (2) to evaluate associations between sport participation, sociodemographic factors, cardiovascular risk factors, and health status. In a monitored prospective cohort study (getABI), 6,880 unselected patients ≥65 years have been followed up by 344 general practitioners beginning in 2001. As part of the 5-year follow-up telephone interview, a sample of 1,376 participants was interviewed on sport participation. The association between participation in at least one sporting activity (“sporty” yes/no) during the past week (cycling) or month (other sports) and the following parameters was analyzed by logistic regression: age, sex, immigration background, education, waist circumference, smoking, self-reported health, history of vascular events, diabetes mellitus, lipometabolic disorder, and arterial hypertension. Analysis of activities (n = 1,304; median age 76 (70–94) years; 55.1% women) showed that 27.6% of participants rode a bicycle during the previous week. During the previous month, 24.9% of participants did gymnastics or strength training, and 16.5% swam. Of all participants, 53.8% were sporty. Multivariate analysis revealed several independent factors to be associated with being sporty (p < 0.05): younger age, male sex, higher education, nonsmoking, better self-reported health, and not being diagnosed with diabetes. Immigration background, waist circumference, history of vascular events, lipometabolic disorder, and hypertension did not show a statistically significant association (p ≥ 0.05) with sport participation. Summing up, the most frequently performed sporting activities were cycling, gymnastics or strength training, and swimming. Sport participation was associated with, for example, age and sex.
Publisher BioMed Central
ISSN/ISBN 1813-7253 ; 1861-6909
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1007/s11556-010-0063-8
ISI-Number WOS:000281238800003
Document type (ISI) Article

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