Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Higher direct medical costs associated with physical inactivityM Pratt
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 30341, USA
Phys Sportsmed 28:63-70. 2000..The benefits of physical activity in reducing morbidity and mortality are well-established, but the effect of physical inactivity on direct medical costs is less clear...
- Levels of physical activity and inactivity in children and adults in the United States: current evidence and research issuesM Pratt
Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:S526-33. 1999..The purpose was to describe current levels of physical activity and inactivity among adults and young people in the United States...
- The International Prevalence Study on Physical Activity: results from 20 countriesAdrian Bauman
Centre for Physical Activity and Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:21. 2009..The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was developed for international surveillance. The purpose of this study was a comparative international study of population physical activity prevalence across 20 countries...
- Cross-sectional associations of health-related quality of life measures with selected factors: a population-based sample in recife, BrazilJesus Soares
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Phys Act Health 7:S229-41. 2010..We used data from a random telephone survey of 2045 adults in Recife, Brazil to investigate the associations of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with selected factors...
- The implications of megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation for changes in global physical activityMichael Pratt
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Lancet 380:282-93. 2012....
- Assessing the effect of physical activity classes in public spaces on leisure-time physical activity: "Al Ritmo de las Comunidades" A natural experiment in Bogota, ColombiaAndrea Torres
ICF, Atlanta, GA, United States Electronic address
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- Using logic models as iterative tools for planning and evaluating physical activity promotion programs in Curitiba, BrazilIsabela C Ribeiro
Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Phys Act Health 7:S155-62. 2010..We describe the process of developing logic models (LM) of PA community interventions from Curitiba, Brazil, and discuss influential factors...
- Intensity-specific leisure-time physical activity and the built environment among Brazilian adults: a best-fit modelDeborah Salvo
Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
J Phys Act Health 12:307-18. 2015..The objectives were to identify the environmental correlates for intensity-specific LTPA, and to build the best-fit linear models to predict intensity-specific LTPA among adults of Curitiba, Brazil...
- Overcoming the challenges of conducting physical activity and built environment research in Latin America: IPEN Latin AmericaDeborah Salvo
Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA Nutrition and Health Research Center, National Institute of Public Health of Mexico, Mexico Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA Electronic address
Prev Med 69:S86-92. 2014..State-of-the-art methods and protocols have been designed in and applied in high-income countries (HIC). In this paper, we identify key challenges and potential solutions to conducting high-quality PA and BE research in LA...
- Obesity prevention lessons from Latin AmericaMichael Pratt
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA Schools of Medicine and Government, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia Electronic address
Prev Med 69:S120-2. 2014..The commentary focuses on the lessons that can be learned from Latin America regarding obesity prevention. Examples from Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia that may inform US policy are described. ..
- Putting physical activity into public health: a historical perspective from the CDCMichael Pratt
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, K 46 Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
Prev Med 49:301-2. 2009..This commentary reviews the role that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has played since 1964 in moving science, policy, and practice from exercise and fitness to physical activity and health...
- Cost effectiveness of community-based physical activity interventionsLarissa Roux
Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Prev Med 35:578-88. 2008..Such risks decrease with increases in physical activity. This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of population-wide strategies to promote physical activity in adults and followed disease incidence over a lifetime...