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BMI Referenced Cut Points for Pedometer-determined Seps/Day in Adults
Journal of Physical Activity and Health (2008)
  • C. Tudor-Locke, Arizona State University
  • D. R Bassett, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • W. J. Rutherford, Eastern Kentucky University
  • E. E. Ainsworth, Arizona State University
  • C. B. Chan, University of Alberta
  • Karen A Croteau, University of Southern Maine
  • B. Giles-Corti, University of Western Australia
  • G. Le Masurier
  • K. Moreau
  • J. Mrozek, Arizona State University
  • J. M. Oppert
  • A. Raustorp
  • S. J. Strath, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • D. Thompson, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • M. C. Whitt-Glover
  • B. Wilde, Arizona State University
  • J. R. Wojcik, Winthrop University
The goal of this study was to establish preliminary criterion-referenced cut points for adult pedometer-determined physical activity (PA) related to weight status defined by body mass index (BMI). Methods: Researchers contributed directly measured BMI and pedometer data that had been collected (1) using a Yamax-manufactured pedometer, (2) for a minimum of 3 days, (3) on ostensibly healthy adults. The contrasting groups method was used to identify age- and gender-specific cut points for steps/d related to BMI cut points for normal weight and overweight/obesity (defined as BMI <25 and ≥25 kg/m², respectively). Results: Data included 3127 individuals age 18 to 94 years (976 men, age = 46.8 ± 15.4 years, BMI = 27.3 ± 4.9; 2151 women, age = 47.4 ± 14.9 years, BMI = 27.6 ± 6.4; all gender differences NS)
  • Obesity - prevention,
  • Exercise - Research,
  • BMI
Publication Date
January, 2008
Publisher Statement
Copyright: Human Kinetics 2008
Citation Information
C. Tudor-Locke, D. R Bassett, W. J. Rutherford, E. E. Ainsworth, et al.. "BMI Referenced Cut Points for Pedometer-determined Seps/Day in Adults" Journal of Physical Activity and Health Vol. 5 Iss. suppl. 1 (2008)
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