Purpose. This cross-sectional study examined potential differences in reported past-year leisure time, occupational, total (leisure plus occupational), vigorous and usual household physical activity among 737 women who self-identified as lesbian (n = 405) or heterosexual (n = 332), were 35-55 years of age (X = 45.2 +/- 5.5), reported their race as either Black (n = 80, 11%) or White (n = 657, 89%), and were recruited for participation in the Epidemiologic STudy of HEalth Risk in women (ESTHER) project at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. Potential differences in predictors of past-year leisure time physical activity between the groups were also examined. Methods. Physical activity was assessed through verbal interview using the Modifiable Activity Questionnaire (MAQ) and a composite questionnaire for usual household physical activity. Physical activity, sociodemographic, behavioral and lifestyle variables were compared by sexual orientation using median, Chi-Square and independent t-tests. Predictors of past-year leisure time physical activity were determined using multivariate step-wise logistic regression. Results. The groups did not differ by age, race, education, income, employment, or marital or partner status. More heterosexuals (49%) reported children agePREFACE I would like to extend my most sincere appreciation and gratitude to my committee members: Dr. Deborah Aaron, Dr. Carol Baker, Dr. Jere Gallagher, Dr. Nina Markovic and Dr. Robert Robertson for sharing their knowledge andanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Comparison of Physical Activity Among Women Based Upon Sexual Orientation|
|Author||:||Karen Michele Delfine|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|