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Physical activity is inversely associated with multimorbidity in elderly men : results from the KORA-Age Augsburg Study

Autenrieth, Christine S. and Kirchberger, Inge and Heier, Margit and Zimmermann, Anja-Kerstin and Peters, Annette and Döring, Angela and Thorand, Barbara. (2013) Physical activity is inversely associated with multimorbidity in elderly men : results from the KORA-Age Augsburg Study. Preventive medicine : an international journal devoted to practice and theory, Vol. 57, H. 1. S. 17-19.

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Abstract

Physical activity is suggested to play a key role in the prevention of several chronic diseases. However, data on the association between physical activity and multimorbidity are lacking.; Using data from 1007 men and women aged 65-94years who participated in the population-based KORA (Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg)-Age project conducted in Augsburg/Germany and two adjacent counties in 2008/09, 13 chronic conditions were identified, and physical activity scores were calculated based on the self-reported physical activity scale for the elderly (PASE). Multivariable sex-specific logistic regression was applied to determine the association of the continuous physical activity score with multimorbidity (≥2 out of 13 diseases).; Physical activity (mean PASE score±SD) was higher in men (125.1±59.2) than in women (112.2±49.2). Among men, the odds ratio (OR) for multimorbidity was 0.73 (95% CI: 0.60-0.90) for a 1 standard deviation increase of the PASE score. No significant results could be observed for women (OR: 1.05; 95% CI: 0.83-1.33).; We demonstrated an inverse association between physical activity and multimorbidity among men. Further prospective studies have to confirm the temporality of effects.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Chronic Disease Epidemiology > Genetic Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases (Probst-Hensch)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Genetic Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases (Probst-Hensch)
UniBasel Contributors:Autenrieth, Christine
Item Type:Article, refereed
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Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1096-0260
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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