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Benefits of Walking for Adults with Arthritis

Arthritis Care Res; ePub 2018 Oct 22; Hootman, et al

Leisure and transportation walking could be adopted by large proportions of adults with arthritis by adding short bouts, according to a recent study, and existing evidence‐based programs can help increase physical activity. Data were from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey. Prevalence estimates of leisure and transportation walking in the past 7 days and walking bout time in minutes were calculated, as were multivariable (MV) Poisson regression models, accounting for the complex sample design. Researchers found:

  • Prevalence of leisure walking was 45.9% for those with arthritis vs 51.9% for those without.
  • Transportation walking prevalence was 23.0% for those with arthritis vs 32.0% for those without.
  • Total minutes of leisure walking per week did not differ by arthritis status (77.3 vs 78.3), while minutes of transportation walking did (49.8 vs 58.1).
  • Most common walking bout length differed between leisure (26‐40 minutes) and transportation (10‐15 minute) walking but not by arthritis status.
  • In separate adjusted MV models, obesity was consistently negatively associated with both walking outcomes, and being physically active was positively associated; lower extremity joint pain was not associated.
Citation:

Hootman JA, Theis KA, Barbour KE, Paul P, Carlson SA. Leisure time and transportation walking among adults with and without arthritis—United States, 2010. [Published online ahead of print October 22, 2018]. Arthritis Care Res. doi:10.1002/acr.23790.

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