Patterns and Determinants of Physical Inactivity in Rural and Urban Areas in Peru: A Population-Based Study.


Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors have been linked with impaired health outcomes. Establishing the physical inactivity profiles of a given population is needed to establish program targets and to contribute to international monitoring efforts. We report the prevalence of, and explore socio-demographical and built environment factors associated with physical inactivity in four resource-limited settings in Peru: rural Puno, urban Puno, Pampas de San Juan de Miraflores (urban), and Tumbes (semi-urban).

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