Identification of correlates of physical activity among Latino adults

M. Hovell, J. Sallis, R. Hofstetter, E. Barrington, M. Hackley, J. Elder, Felipe Castro, Kristin Kilbourne

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127 Latino adults responded to a survey concerning physical activity. Respondents over-represented well educated and middle class Latinos. Subjects reported a mean of 48 minutes/week of walking for exercise. This sample reported less than two episodes per week of vigorous physical activity, again below the recommended 3/wk needed to insure cardiovascular fitness. We expect more representative samples to engage in less physical activity. Stepwise multiple regression analyses were conducted using 24 variables based on Social Learning Theory. A multiple R of 0.66 accounted for over 27% of the variance in walking for exercise (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-36
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Community Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1991
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Hovell, M., Sallis, J., Hofstetter, R., Barrington, E., Hackley, M., Elder, J., ... Kilbourne, K. (1991). Identification of correlates of physical activity among Latino adults. Journal of Community Health, 16(1), 23-36.