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Article: The prevalence and clustering of four major lifestyle risk factors in Hong Kong Chinese older adults

TitleThe prevalence and clustering of four major lifestyle risk factors in Hong Kong Chinese older adults
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=103
Citation
Journal Of Aging And Health, 2008, v. 20 n. 7, p. 788-803 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: This study investigated the prevalence and clustering of four common lifestyle risk factors-cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol drinking, physical inactivity, and low consumption of vegetables and fruits-among older Chinese women and men in Hong Kong. Method: The author examined 4,812 community-dwelling older persons aged 60 and older in a cross-sectional representative study, collecting data on lifestyle risk factors and sociodemographics by in-person interviews during household visits. Results: About 5% of older persons had at least three lifestyle risk factors, and more than 90% of them were men. Clustering was found at both ends of the lifestyle spectrum, especially in older men. Prevalence of multiple risk factors was higher among men, older age groups, and those with higher levels of education but lower for those who were employed. Discussion: Findings suggest that common lifestyle risk factors cluster among older men, and the clustering of risk factors provides support for multiple-behavior interventions. © 2008 Sage Publications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172206
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.66
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.035
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dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:20:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:20:41Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Aging And Health, 2008, v. 20 n. 7, p. 788-803en_US
dc.identifier.issn0898-2643en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172206-
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study investigated the prevalence and clustering of four common lifestyle risk factors-cigarette smoking, heavy alcohol drinking, physical inactivity, and low consumption of vegetables and fruits-among older Chinese women and men in Hong Kong. Method: The author examined 4,812 community-dwelling older persons aged 60 and older in a cross-sectional representative study, collecting data on lifestyle risk factors and sociodemographics by in-person interviews during household visits. Results: About 5% of older persons had at least three lifestyle risk factors, and more than 90% of them were men. Clustering was found at both ends of the lifestyle spectrum, especially in older men. Prevalence of multiple risk factors was higher among men, older age groups, and those with higher levels of education but lower for those who were employed. Discussion: Findings suggest that common lifestyle risk factors cluster among older men, and the clustering of risk factors provides support for multiple-behavior interventions. © 2008 Sage Publications.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Drinking - Epidemiology - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Group - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshCluster Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshEducational Statusen_US
dc.subject.meshEmploymenten_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiology - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLife Styleen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshMotor Activityen_US
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSmoking - Epidemiology - Ethnologyen_US
dc.titleThe prevalence and clustering of four major lifestyle risk factors in Hong Kong Chinese older adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0898264308321082en_US
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dc.identifier.volume20en_US
dc.identifier.issue7en_US
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