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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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MANZANEDA, Ana Josefina; LAZO-PORRAS, María  and  MALAGA, Germán. Physical activity in outpatients with type 2 diabetes in a National Hospital of Peru. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.2, pp.311-315. ISSN 1726-4634.

In order to determine the level of physical activity performed by outpatients with type 2 diabetes seen at a National Hospital in Lima, Peru, we surveyed 120 patients with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). 66% were women, the mean age was 61.6 years, and 70% had poor glycemic control. 20% of the patients qualified as inactive, 68% as minimally active, and 12% had adequate physical activity. No relationship between physical activity, duration of disease, glycemic control, and body mass index was found. Age was negatively associated with physical activity. It is concluded that there are low levels of physical activity in patients with Type 2 diabetes and these are not focused on leisure activities that provide health benefits

Keywords : Diabetes mellitus; Motor activity; Sedentary lifestyle.

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