Although educational attainment and physical activity levels tend to be positively associated in majority populations, this relationship has not been investigated in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) elders. This study examined the association between education and physical activity among AI/AN elders (N = 107) using self-report and behavioral outcomes. Regression models showed that higher education was significantly associated with total caloric expenditure for moderate-intensity physical activities and distance traveled during a 6-minute walk test of fitness. Additional research is needed to understand modifiable personal, social, and environmental physical activity barriers in these populations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research|
|State||Published - 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health