Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Mortality in an Elderly Population in Northern Manhattan: A Prospective Cohort Study

Ying Kuen CheungYeseon P. MoonErin R. KulickRalph L. SaccoMitchell S. V. ElkindJoshua Z. WilleyEmail author

Exercise frequency was protective against cardiovascular mortality, and a high variety of activity was protective against all-cause mortality. The performance of frequent and varied non-intense exercise in an elderly population such as ours is achievable and can reduce the risk of death.

Cohort Study
3 effects
17 years

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
-13.0%

Moderate Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
-7.0%

Intense Exercise Selfcare risk & protective factor

Mortality Musculoskeletal outcome
Increased risk of Mortality
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
30.0%