Vol - 25, Issue - 12
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-08-12-2020-688
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Abstract : The physical activity among older adults has been associated with reduction of risk from all- cause mortality and improve physical, mental, and social well-being. The objectives were to determine the physical activity status among older adults in Samarahan Division, Sarawak and its association with socio - demographic characteristics and nutritional status. A cross-sectional study was carried out on 199 older Socio-demographic characteristics was taken via questionnaire, nutritional status (height, weight, and waist circumference) and body composition (body fat %, skeletal muscle % and visceral fat %) of the older adults was measured using anthropometric measurement, body composition scan and physical activity using pedometer. Data were analyzed using IBM SPSS version 26. The proportion of physically active among older adults was 12.6% and mean daily steps are 3946 steps (SD = 1669 steps). Multiple linear regression revealed that age, BMI, and sex were significant associated with physical activity. Lack of physical activity among older adults remain a problem. Understanding these predictors related to physical activity is important for designing intervention program

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